Patriarch Filaret awarded senator John McCain
The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Patriarch Filaret awarded American Republican senator John McCain with the order of St.Volodymyr of the 1st degree.
He handed over the award to McCain in Washington "for his active position on supporting Ukraine during events at the Euromaidan and Russian occupation of Crimea and Donbass," press service of the Kyiv Patriarchate reports.
"The patriarch reminded Senator McCain about the United States of America's duty to help Ukraine in protecting its independence," the report reads.
Patriarch arrived in the USA capital to participate in the Prayer Breakfast organized by President Barak Obama.