UCC expresses condolences on the passing of US Senator John McCain

UCC expresses condolences on the passing of US Senator John McCain

US Senator John McCain visits Ukrainian soldiers serving on the front lines, December 2016

August 26, 2018. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) joins the United States of America and the international community in mourning the passing of US Senator John McCain. Senator McCain died on August 25. He was 81.

Senator McCain, a war hero, six-term US Senator and candidate for President of the US, was a great friend of Canada and Ukraine. He dedicated his life to service to his country and was a tireless advocate for the cause of freedom all over the world. He lived a life committed to the values of patriotism and selflessness.

UCC President Paul Grod with Senator McCain, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko and Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko at Halifax International Security Forum

“It was a personal honour for me to know Senator McCain,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the UCC. “His decades of service to his country and his commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity serve as an example to us all. May His Memory be Eternal.”

The UCC extends its deepest condolences to Senator McCain’s family and the American people during this difficult time. We ask God to grant Senator McCain eternal life in His Heavenly Home. Вічная Пам’ять.

“I send the message from the American people – we are with you, your fight is our fight and we will win together […] To Vladimir Putin – you will never defeat the Ukrainian people and deprive them of their independence and freedom.”Senator McCain during a visit to Ukraine, 2016.


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