The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Washington took part in the ceremonies of farewell to Senator John McCain. About it reported in a press-service of the Ukrainian President.
“Senator, we are very grateful to you. And that is why now, bringing the thoughts and sympathy of a large 45-million strong nation, I am here today,” – said Poroshenko.
He added that McCain has supported Ukraine in the critical moments of the history of our country.
“We all remember him on the Maidan during the revolution of Dignity, when at a temperature of minus 26 degrees he came out naked, touched hundreds of thousands of people who stood on the Maidan to Express absolutely necessary then words of support. The whole world and the United States of America, together with the Ukrainians. And when it was necessary to consolidate peace during the Munich security forum – he was a leader and helped us”, – said Poroshenko.
“And thanks again. You are a true American hero, but you and a true hero of Ukraine. Thank you,” said the President of Ukraine.
Senator John McCain died on August 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was known as a war hero, critic of authoritarian regimes and influential friend of Ukraine.