The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will pay a private visit to the U.S. on August 31 – September 1 to participate in the ceremony of commemoration of Senator John McCain, as the President’s Administration reports.
“On the behalf of the Ukrainian nation and me personally, I want to give the last tribute to an eminent personality and big friend of Ukraine. The strength of his spirit motivates. His feeling of a historic moment amazes. His vision of the future inspires,” the Head of the State noted.
The visit is private, so Petro Poroshenko will go to Washington by a scheduled flight.
“Senator McCain will remain our close friend forever, who stood for the democracy on Kyiv Maidan and a loyal comrade who shared a New Year dinner with the Ukrainian soldiers on the battle line. His faith in the Ukrainian nation cannot be overestimated, his contribution in counterwork of the Russian aggressor. The authoritative voice of John McCain in support of the independent, democratic and prosperous Ukraine will remain one of the greatest ones forever,” the President stressed.
Senator John McCain died on August 25 after a long struggle against cancer. He was famous as a war hero, a critic of authoritarian regimes and a powerful friend of Ukraine.