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SHOTLIST:+++BITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH+++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPhoenix - February 21, 20141. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain, Republican, Arizona:(Speaking on cease fire) "I hope that the agreement holds. We hope that is something that will be implemented. Significant concessions have been made by both sides. I continue to worry about Russian meddling, particularly Mr. Putin's continuing ambition to control Ukraine."2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain, Republican, Arizona: "It's clear the people of Ukraine want to be aligned with Europe and the West and not with Russia. But we certainly are hopeful that this agreement will end the violence and lead to a peaceful transition and an election that is free and fair."3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain, Republican, Arizona: "Senator Murphy of Connecticut, also a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, and I, (and) Senator Corker, the ranking member, are putting together a package of sanctions that would be imposed on the individuals who have been responsible for this brutality. It would mean freezing of bank accounts, it would mean restrictions of travel, it would be several other penalties would be imposed on these individuals who are responsible for this repression, and I am confident that the Senate and Congress of the United States, working with the administration, would be ready to go."STORYLINE:In a fast-moving day that aimed to reshape Ukraine's political destiny, protest leaders and the beleaguered president agreed Friday to form a new government and hold an early election. Parliament slashed the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych and voted to free his rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, from prison.It was a crucial shift in Ukraine's months-long standoff between Yanukovych and protesters angry that he abandoned closer ties with Europe in favor of a bailout deal with longtime ruler Russia.If it holds, the ambitious, European-mediated agreement could be a major breakthrough in a months-long crisis over Ukraine's identity. The standoff worsened sharply this week and left scores dead and hundreds wounded in the worst violence the country has seen since it became independent in 1991.John McCain, the republican senior senator from Arizona, spoke about the Ukraine issue during and after a town hall meeting at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix on Friday. He said while he hopes the new agreement holds, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is putting together a package of potential sanctions against Ukraine should the violence continue or re-ignite.