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09.07.2014
UWC announces commemorative insignia to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, on 5 July 2014 the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) resolved to produce an insignia titled “200 years since the birth of Taras Shevchenko.”

04.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes OSCE resolution in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
 
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the Resolution on Clear, Gross, and Uncorrected Violations of Helsinki Principles by the Russian Federation adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on 1 July 2014 condemning the brazen aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

The Resolution condemns “the clear, gross and uncorrected violation of the Helsinki principles by the Russian Federation with respect to Ukraine, including the particularly egregious violation of that country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” and considers the actions of the Russian Federation “to have been unprovoked, and to be based on completely unfounded premises and pretexts.” Affirming its support for Ukraine, the Resolution specifically:
01.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community to support Ukraine’s defense of its territorial integrity
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) supports the efforts of the President of Ukraine to ultimately bring peace, security and stability to Eastern Ukraine.
On 1 July 2014, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko made a public statement terminating Ukraine’s unilateral ceasefire in the Donbas region and initiating appropriate action to protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine, liberate the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts from Russia-backed terrorists and secure the safety of Ukraine’s people.
27.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes historic signing of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes today’s historic signing by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement during the European Union (EU) summit in Brussels, Belgium.

The signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is an important step toward Ukraine’s accession into the EU as a full-fledged member.

This significant event was testimony to the victory of the Ukrainian people who, in November of last year, rose up against the decision of the governing authorities of the time to reject the Association Agreement and at the cost of human lives fought on numerous EuroMaidans for their political choice of a European course for Ukraine. 

 
24.06.2014
UWC Director of Humanitarian Initiatives discusses humanitarian aid with the Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine

On 10 June 2014 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana SuprunUWC Vice President and President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Paul Grod, and President of the World Congress of Ukrainian Youth Organizations Miroslav Hochak met with Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Admiral Ihor Kabanenko and Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Directorate of the Ministry of Defence Colonel Viktor Miroshnychenko.

23.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress condemns desecration of Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sydney, Australia

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the desecration of St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sydney, Australia, with graffiti of anti-Ukrainian slogans on the walls of the Church.

17.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress calls for NATO and its member countries to effectively help Ukraine defend its people and territory

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon NATO and its member countries to offer military assistance to Ukraine to enable it to overcome Russia’s brazen escalation of aggression and terrorist actions.
14.06.2014
UWC President meets with Ukrainian Church Patriarchs, the President, Prime Minister and high-ranking government officials and representatives of media and civil society in Ukraine


On 6-12 June 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, the highest ranking state officials of Ukraine – President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Olexandr Turchynov, the Vice Prime Minister and Ministers of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, the Mayor of the City of Kyiv, the Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, and representatives of the media and civil society in Ukraine.

13.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine Crisis Media Centre

On 12 June 2014 in Kyiv, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij and Ukraine Crisis Media Centre Coordinator for International Relations Vasyl Myroshnychenko signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
11.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij meets with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

The new Ukrainian governing authority is prepared to constructively cooperate with the global Ukrainian diaspora and aspires to improved relations between the Ukrainian State and its people. This was emphasized by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij and Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Paul Grod.

11.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij meets with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olexandr Turchynov

Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij meets with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olexandr Turchynov. The meeting focused on current events in Ukraine. 

(Official web portal of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine)

11.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij meets with Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk

On 10 June 2014 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk met with a delegation of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) led by its President Eugene Czolij. Prime Minister Yatseniuk expressed gratitude to Ukrainian diaspora organizations for actively participating in monitoring the 25 May Presidential Election. The Prime Minister and representatives of the UWC discussed priorities including strengthening relations between government institutions and the UWC with both parties confirming the need to raise the level of cooperation. (Government portal - web-portal of Ukrainian government)

11.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress signs Memorandum of Understanding with Espreso TV

On 9 June 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij and  Espreso TV Editor in Chief  Vadym Denysenko signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching a mutual exchange of information.

09.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij attends inauguration of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

On 7 June 2014 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij attended the ceremonial meeting of the Parliament of Ukraine on the occasion of the swearing-in of the newly elected President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
05.06.2014
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) extends greetings to the Polish people on the 25th anniversary of Polish Freedom Day

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) extends greetings to the Polish people on the 25th anniversary of Polish Freedom Day.

05.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij met with U.S. Congressman Danny Davis

On 1 June 2014 in Chicago, U.S.A., Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, joined by leaders of the local Ukrainian community, met with U.S. Congressman Danny Davis.
 
04.06.2014
Ukrainian World Congress President delivers greetings during unveiling of Taras Shevchenko monument in Quebec City
 
On 31 May 2014 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij delivered greetings during the unveiling of a bust of Taras Shevchenko in Quebec City, Canada, marking the bicentennial of the birth of the Ukrainian poet, artist and political prisoner.
 
28.05.2014
Ukrainian World Congress calls for FIFA to revoke Russia’s privilege to host 2018 World Cup
 
On 28 May 2014 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij issued a letter to the President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Joseph S. Blatter, calling for FIFA to revoke the privilege of Russia to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
27.05.2014
Ukrainian World Congress discourages business travel to Russia
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the global business community to support the international condemnation of Russia’s brazen aggression against Ukraine and violation of international law, including the UN Charter, by suspending business travel to Russia, particularly all participation in international conferences and public appearances, that can be perceived as an endorsement of  “business as usual”.



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