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Ukraine Farewells Senator John McCain


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The Ukrainians lost possibly their staunchest ally in US politics. It has produced much sadness in Kyiv.


President honored memory of U.S. Senator John McCain — Official website of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the ceremony of honoring memory of U.S. Senator John McCain in Washington. The ceremony of honoring memory of John McCain was attended by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Former Presidents George Bush, Barack Obama, United States National Security Advisors John Bolton, Advisor to the President Jared Kushner. “Senator, we are very grateful to you. And that is why, now, expressing the thoughts and sympathy of the great 45 million people, I am here today. Thank you once again. You are a true hero of America but you are also a true hero of Ukraine. Thank you,” the Head of State said. Petro Poroshenko noted that on this sad day he, as President of Ukraine and as friend of Senator McCain, was supposed to be at the ceremony “in order to pay tribute and respect to my friend and a great friend of Ukraine, a true American and a true fighter for the ideals of democracy and freedom”. The President especially noted that Senator McCain was together with Ukraine and Ukrainians in the critical moments of our history, particularly during the Revolution of Dignity John McCain expressed support for Ukrainians who stood on Maidan. “That the whole world and the United States of America are together with Ukrainians. And when it was necessary to consolidate the world during the Munich Security Forum – he was the leader and helped us,” the Head of State noted.

UAWire – Poroshenko calls McCain ‘hero of Ukraine’

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the memorial service of the late US senator John McCain in Washington on September 1. After the ceremony, Poroshenko said that senator McCain was close to Ukraine and its people at a critical moment in its history, the Ukrainian president’s press service reports. “We remembered him at the Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity, when at a temperature of minus 26 degrees he came out, hardly dressed, and approached the hundreds of thousands of people who stood at the Maidan in order to deliver the absolutely needed words of support. That the whole world and the United States of America are with Ukrainians. And when it was necessary to consolidate peace during the Munich Security Conference, he was a leader and helped us,” Poroshenko observed. “You are a real hero of America, but you are also a real hero of Ukraine. Thank you,” the Ukrainian head of state remarked. Poroshenko also recalled one of his last meetings with the senator, when they decided to visit the Ukrainian marines who were defending the Shyrokyne region. “10 kilometers from the entrance to the security service, I was told that artillery shelling of the place we were traveling to had begun. And I told the senator that I, as president and supreme commander, had to be there, but the senator’s safety – and the Americans were very concerned and asking for him not to go. And I will always, for the rest of my life, remember what he said: ‘In the most severe and dangerous times of your history, Mr President, I am with you,” Poroshenko recalled.

You are true hero of America, you are true hero of Ukraine – President bidding farewell to U.S. Senator McCain

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the farewell ceremony for United States Senator John McCain in Washington. “Senator, we are very grateful to you. And that is why, now, expressing the thoughts and sympathy of the great 45 million people, I am here today,” the presidential press service quoted the president as saying after the ceremony. Poroshenko noted that on this sad day he, as President of Ukraine and as friend of Senator McCain, was supposed to be at the ceremony “in order to pay tribute and respect to my friend and a great friend of Ukraine, a true American and a true fighter for the ideals of democracy and freedom.” The president especially noted that Senator McCain was together with Ukraine and Ukrainians in the critical moments of our history. “We all remember him on Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity, when at a temperature of minus 26 degrees he went undressed, turned to hundreds of thousands of people who stood on Maidan in order to express the necessary words of support. That the whole world and the United States of America are together with Ukrainians. And when it was necessary to consolidate the world during the Munich Security Forum – he was the leader and helped us,” the head of state noted.

Poroshenko standing next to Stoltenberg at visitation with McCain is parting message to Putin, Trump – ex-U.S. permanent rep to UN

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the farewell ceremony with Senator John McCain in Washington on Saturday stood next to NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg, political scientist and journalist, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017) Samantha Power has said.

U.S. Senator McCain’s parting message: Ukraine should be beside NATO | UNIAN

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United States Samantha Power says that the fact that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was standing beside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at U.S. Senator John McCain’s memorial service was a parting message to Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. President Poroshenko attended the memorial service in the United States.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offers to rename Ivana Kudri street in Kyiv to John McCain street – 112.international

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offers to rename Ivana Kudri street in Kyiv to John McCain street. Presidential representative in the Parliament Iryna Lutsenko said this during the conciliatory council on September 3. ‘The President returned from the U.S., where he paid tribute to the great friend of Ukraine, Senator John McCain. So the president of Ukraine asks the parliamentary factions to support his appeal to Kyiv city hall, in which he offers to rename Ivan Kudrya street (…) after Senator John McCain’, Iryna Lutsenko stated. Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc fully supported the initiative. Head of the parliamentary faction Artur Herasymov said this during the break in the Monday session. ‘Our faction fully supports the initiative of the president of Ukraine on the re-naming of Ivana Kudri street in Kyiv, and naming it after John McCain. One would find it very difficult to find a more committed and loyal friend of Ukraine. Many Ukrainian politicians do not go to the frontline, and John McCain joined Ukrainian Marines on the New Year’s Eve – despite all the shooting’, Herasymov said. Ivana Kudri street links Lybidska metro station and Lesya Ukrainka Boulevard in Kyiv. Ivan Kudrya was the Soviet saboteur who fought the Nazis in WWII. His real name and activities were classified by the Soviet secret services until the 1960s. Due to his positive image created and spread in the USSR, streets and institutions were named after him in Ukraine. John McCain, the prominent U.S. politician, Arizona’s Senator from the Republican Party and the hero of Vietnam War deceased after a long and exhausting fight with cancer. He heavily criticized the authoritarian regimes and immensely supported Ukraine in the fight against Russian proxies in Donbas.

 

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