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Ukraine: McCain rouses the Maidan crowds, pledging support01:09

Ukraine: McCain rouses the Maidan crowds, pledging support

Ukraine, Kiev
December 15, 2013 at 11:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: McCain rouses the Maidan crowds, pledging support

U.S. Senator John McCain addressed around 200,000 anti-government protesters gathered in Independence square (Maidan) in Kiev on Sunday during the opposition-organised rally.McCain said: "People of Ukraine, this is your moment; this is about you, no-one else. This is about the future you want for your country, this is about the future you deserve. The future in Europe, future of peace, good relations with all of your neighbours. The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you."

The Independence square has been occupied by protesters for more than three weeks. Protests started after the government suspended an association agreement with the EU.

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Ukraine: McCain rouses the Maidan crowds, pledging support

U.S. Senator John McCain addressed around 200,000 anti-government protesters gathered in Independence square (Maidan) in Kiev on Sunday during the opposition-organised rally.McCain said: "People of Ukraine, this is your moment; this is about you, no-one else. This is about the future you want for your country, this is about the future you deserve. The future in Europe, future of peace, good relations with all of your neighbours. The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you."

The Independence square has been occupied by protesters for more than three weeks. Protests started after the government suspended an association agreement with the EU.