The Republican Senator who arrived in Ukraine to support the participants of the Maidan events and who was due to make a speech on the Independence Square in Kiev, decided that there was nothing in these words to be ashamed of and appeared on the same stage with the leader of the Ukrainian Svoboda Party Oleg Tyagnibok. Such unscrupulousness in the choice of partners has angered the Jewish organizations in the US, Israel and Russia. It would be good to mention here that some time ago the Simon Wiesenthal Foundation put Oleg Tyagnibok on the list of the top 10 anti-Semites. Commenting on the situation, the head of the Holocaust Foundation Alla Gerber says:
"I know very well that this Ukrainian politician is really a monstrous anti-Semite. He is a Nazi, not an anti-Semite. And I know very well what anti-Semitic statements he made earlier. I am a normal person. I am not anti-American, and I don’t have anything against America or any Western country. I am a tolerant person. We know that the situation in Ukraine is very difficult now and that they want to back the pro-EU protesters but there are moments when one must stop. And this is exactly the case."
However, there is reason to believe that McCain knew very well who Oleg Tyagnibok is. Surely, this scandal will not be fraught with serious consequences for the US Republican Senator, Chair of the Department of General Political Sciences at the Faculty of Applied Politology of the Higher School of Economics Leonid Polyakov says.