Poroshenko honors Senator McCain's memory amid working visit to U.S. (Photos)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has honored U.S. Senator John McCain's memory during his recent working visit to the United States.
"Poroshenko visited the burial site of the Senator and put a wreath on his grave," the presidential press service said.
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.
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.
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.