McCain Talks to Ukraine Protesters

    Ukrainian opposition supporters gather at a mass rally on Independence Square in Kiev on December 15, 2013. At least 200,000 pro-European demonstrators began a mass rally in the Ukrainian capital on December 15 in a fresh show of force against President Viktor Yanukovych after his failure to sign a key EU agreement. Opposition parties have called on "all Ukrainians" to mass on Independence Square, where demonstrators angered by Yanukovych's failure to sign the EU pact have held rolling protests for over three weeks. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEV        (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    U.S. Senator John McCain joined the thousands of protesters in Kiev on Sunday, telling them “America is with you.” “People of Ukraine, this is your moment,” McCain told the cheering crowd. “This is about you, no one else. This is about the future you want for your country.” McCain’s speech came as the European Union halted the trade agreement that had brought the protesters out into the streets in the first place. The EU said it had no “clear commitment” for the deal, just days ahead of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s planned trip to the Kremlin. Sunday marked the fourth week of protests in Ukraine, where demonstrators have called for Yanukovych’s resignation amid stronger ties with the Kremlin, instead of a trade union with the EU.

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