John McCain

Sens. McCain and Murphy Call For Ukraine Sanctions

Both of the senators visited Ukraine in December

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Following the violence in Ukraine this week, Sens. John McCain and Chris Murphy are calling for targeted sanctions against the country and criticized its president and current government.

"The recent violence in Ukraine is tragic and horrific," the senators said in a joint statement, released Wednesday. "The ultimate responsibility for the deteriorating situation in Ukraine lies with the Yanukovich government. It has refused to take meaningful, timely steps to resolve the country's political and economic crisis through dialogue."