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 Poroshenko awards Bildt, McCain, Harms, 83 other foreigners on occasion of independence anniversary

The Ukrainian president has marked prominent foreigners with state decorations on the occasion of Ukraine's 25th anniversary of independence.

The corresponding decree No. 340/2016 has been published on the presidential website, Censor.NET reports.

As noted, the foreign citizens are awarded for their significant contribution to strengthening the international standing of the Ukrainian state, promoting its historical heritage and modern achievements.

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Among those awarded, there are such persons as U.S. Senator John McCain, former Canadian PM Stephen Harper, former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, late historian Orest Subtelny, President of the Ukrainian World Congress Yevhen Cholii, Eparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Paris Borys Gudziak, Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group Chair Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Member of the European Parliament Rebecca Harms and many others.
 
 
 
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