Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed John McCain, a hawkish U.S. senator who has pressed Washington to send lethal arms to war-torn Ukraine, as his adviser, his administration said.Ukraine's pro-Western authorities are putting together an advisory council to help the ex-Soviet country conduct reforms and build global support for Ukraine.Pending his agreement, McCain, the Republican senator for Arizona, will become a member of the council, along with Carl Bildt, the former prime minister of Sweden known for his vocal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a decree released by Poroshenko's administration Wednesday.
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