U.S. Senator John McCain arrived in Kiev Saturday to show his support for anti-government protesters. McCain has a long history of piggybacking on democratic movements in the former USSR to get in jabs at Vladimir Putin.
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He also had dinner with the political opposition to President Viktor Yanukovych: liberal Arseny Yatsenyuk, nationalist Oleh Tyahnibok, and boxing champion Vitali Klitschko.
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200,000 people sang the national anthem with their phones aloft.
Many of them were there to see Ukrainian rock legends Okean Elzy.
The band’s classic lineup played together for the first time in years.
The band dedicated their set to students brutally beaten by riot police late last month. “This is only the beginning,” they said.
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“I believe in a free Ukraine,” McCain told local journalist Pavel Sheremet. “This is incredible.”
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