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A showdown between Russia on one side and the United States and the European Union on the other drew closer Sunday, as two American senators told a crowd of hundreds of thousands of protesters that Ukraine’s future lies to the west, not east.

“We are here,” said Arizona Sen. John McCain, “to support your just cause: the sovereign right to determine (Ukraine’s) own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe.”

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