Information Agency TASS reports that McCain is aware of the statement of Igor Plotnitsky, but he will not come to the elections in the LC. TASS quotes a spokesman for US Senator Brian Rogers, who read out McCain's answer:
Although I usually do not monitor elections in imaginary countries, I appreciate this unique invitation. If the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" is interested in democratic elections, then I suggest its supporters to fold weapon and take part in the next round of elections in a free and united Ukraine.
But because of “I don’t monitor the elections in imaginary countries,” the Republican senator is either clearly disingenuous or he has developed senile sclerosis. Indeed, at one time, McCain was actively engaged in supporting Kosovo. From his statement of a sample nearly eight years old:
I met with the leaders of Pristina, they are ready to ensure the democratic development of the republic and to protect the interests of the Serb minority. Serbia should avoid overreaction to the declaration of independence of Kosovo.