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U.S. Senator McCain Cites Ukraine's 'Missed Opportunity'

In an interview with Igor Tsikhanenka of Voice of America's Russian Service, U.S. Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona) discusses the status of democratic values in Ukraine since the Orange Revolution.

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In this excerpt, he talks about what it might take for Ukraine to reverse its backsliding on democratic reforms, including learning "the lessons of their failures." He says he's "guardedly optimistic that the democrats in Ukraine will find their footing again," and notes that the "imprisoning and mistreatment of [former Prime Minister Yulia] Tymoshenko has had a significant effect on Ukrainian public opinion."

U.S. Senator John McCain On Ukraine's 'Wasted Opportunity'
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