McCain calls LPR imaginary country, urges to put down weapons
U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, turned down on Monday, September 14, the invitation by LPR terrorist organization leadership to monitor self-styled local elections in the militant-held eastern Ukrainian region.
“While I do not typically monitor the elections of imaginary countries, I am grateful for this unique invitation,” reads the statement on McCain’s website.
“If the so-called ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ is interested in democratic elections, I suggest its adherents put down their weapons and participate in the next round of elections in a free and united Ukraine,” the statement reads.
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