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EU Delegation chief condemns attack on LGBT festival in Lviv

Cultural, traditional or religious values cannot be invoked to justify any form of discrimination.

EU Delegation chief condemns attack on LGBT festival in Lviv
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Jan Tombinski, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, has condemned an attack on LGBTI activists who wanted to participate in the Lviv Equality Festival on 19 March.

"The EU takes a principled approach towards the promotion of non-discrimination of individuals on the basis of their sexual

orientation and gender identity," the Delegation said in a press release.

"Cultural, traditional or religious values cannot be invoked to justify any form of discrimination, including the discrimination against LGBTI persons," it said.