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US Senator McCain meets opposition leaders in Ukraine

Published on Dec 15, 2013 8:00 AM
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US Senator John McCain exiting a hotel after meeting with Ukrainian opposition leaders including former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, in Kiev on Dec 14, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Outspoken United States Senator John McCain met Ukraine opposition leaders including former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko in the capital Kiev on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013, ahead of a mass rally.

Mr McCain met Mr Klitschko, the head of the UDAR party, as well as nationalist leader Oleg Tyagnybok and the leader of the party of jailed Yulia Tymoshenko, Mr Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Mr McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee who lost the White House race to Mr Barack Obama, wrote on Twitter that they had a "good conversation and dinner".

Tymoshenko's party hinted that Mr McCain would speak at a major opposition rally in Kiev on Sunday, writing in a statement that it would feature "foreign guests, particularly American senators".

 
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