Poroshenko honors Senator McCain's memory amid working visit to U.S. (Photos)

22:25, 28 September 2018
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The burial site / Photo from President Poroshenko's press service

"Poroshenko visited the burial site of the Senator and put a wreath on his grave," the presidential press service said.

The First Lady was also present / Photo from President Poroshenko's press service

The First Lady, Maryna Poroshenko, accompanied the president.

Senator McCain was buried at a cemetery on the territory of the Naval Academy of the United States.

"During the commemoration, taps was performed under the American military tradition. Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Admiral Ihor Voronchenko left a commemorative medal of the Ukrainian Navy on the grave of the senator as a sign of great respect of Ukrainian soldiers and marines for a prominent American politician and a great friend of Ukraine," the press service said.

Read alsoPoroshenko to ask Kyiv City Council to name street after U.S. Senator McCain

As UNIAN reported earlier, Poroshenko suggested that Kyiv's Ivan Kudrya Street be renamed after the late U.S. Senator John McCain. "The president is asking parliamentary factions to support his appeal to Kyiv City Council to rename the street of Ivan Kudrya who was a [Soviet] terrorist, a Chekist [secret police] operative acting against the Ukrainian national liberation movement, and give it the name of Senator John McCain," presidential envoy in parliament Iryna Lutsenko said early in September.

Admiral Voronchenko left a commemorative medal on the grave / Photo from President Poroshenko's press service

What is more, a petition has been launched in Ukraine to grant Senator McCain the Hero of Ukraine title. It is available on the website of the President of Ukraine.

A flower wreath from President Poroshenko and his wife / Photo from President Poroshenko's press service

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