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UWC expresses condolences on the passing of Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses deep sorrow and condolences on the passing on 24 October 2016 of renowned academic, philanthropist and Ukrainian community activist, Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn (1926-2016).

The global Ukrainian community remembers Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn as a great patriot of Ukraine who made a significant contribution to the consolidation of the Ukrainian national ideal and formation of an independent Ukrainian state.

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UWC urges Prime Minister of the Netherlands to unblock full and unconditional ratification of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

In a letter of 26 October 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij urged the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, to unblock the full and unconditional ratification by the Netherlands of the EU‑Ukraine Association Agreement (Agreement).

The UWC President emphasized that this Agreement, with all of its key elements, focuses on support for core reforms in Ukraine.

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UWC fully supports principled position of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on limiting veto power at the UN Security Council

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has welcomed and expressed full support for the courageous and principled position of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on limiting veto power at the UN Security Council, as elaborated with his statement on 4 October 2016 as follows:

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Ukrainian World Congress calls upon Inter-Parliamentary Union to reject proposal to convene Assembly in the Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has called upon the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to reject the proposal to convene the 137th Assembly of the IPU scheduled for 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

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UWC urges EU Leaders to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation and refrain from any policy of appeasement

In a letter issued on 19 October 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij appealed to Leaders of the European Union (EU) to maintain and strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation and refrain from considering any policy of appeasement in discussions on the future of relations between EU member states and the Russian Federation.

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UWC welcomes unanimous UNESCO decision to develop mechanism for monitoring human rights violations by Russian Federation in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the unanimous decision on 11 October 2016 of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to develop a results-oriented mechanism to monitor the human rights violations in illegally occupied by the Russian Federation Crimea.

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 “Glory to Ukraine! – Glory to Heroes!”




E. Czolij іn Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

E. Czolij in the cabinet of ministers of ukraine

E. Czolij at the National Opera of Ukraine

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