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    Lithuanian Olympian’s performance “Swimming Through”

    A happening against the Russian cruelty – the pond in front of the Russian embassy in Lithuania was dyed with ecological paint which is environmentally friendly and extensively used in biological scientific tests.

    It emphasizes Russia’s responsibility for committing war crimes against Ukrainians. Swimming, performed by Lithuanian Olympian Rūta Meilutytė, symbolizes the need for continuous effort to fight through. By swimming the entire pond, she wanted to draw the attention of people from all over the world and show that Russian cruelty is a huge international tragedy.

     

    “It is important not to get numb to the horrific images of mass killings of Ukrainians and their pain. The seemingly never-ending horrors imposed by Russia on the Ukrainian land must not become the norm,” she said.

     

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