As promised McCain answered to Putin's article in the NYT.
McCain To Russia: 'Putin Doesn't Respect You'
Here is the full piece.
Senator John McCain: Russians deserve better than Putin - English pravda.ru
"I'm sure that isn't the first time Russians have heard me characterized as their antagonist. Since my purpose here is to dispel falsehoods used by Russia's rulers to perpetuate their power and excuse their corruption, let me begin with that untruth. I am not anti-Russian. I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today...."