McCain Calls For Peace In Ukraine

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December 15, 2013 4:40 a.m.

Sen. John McCain traveled to Ukraine over the weekend to express his support for the revolution there and on Sunday the senator called for peace in the country.

“Hopefully what we’re trying to do is bring about peaceful transition here that would stop the violence, would give the Ukranian people what they unfortunately have not, with different revolutions that have taken place, a real legitimate society,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “This is a grassroots revolution here. It’s been peaceful except for when the government tried to crack down on them, and the government hasn’t done that since.”

McCain said that the U.S. should not get involved in Ukraine with military action, but with a peaceful approach.

“We are talking about the possibility of sanctions if they continue to brutally repress their people,” he said. “That would require some action on our part.”

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