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02.05.2016
Ukrainian World Congress condemns extension of house arrest for Director of Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the order from 26 April 2016 of the Presnenskyi District Court in Moscow, Russian Federation,extending the house arrest of the Director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow, Nataliya Sharina, for another three months until 29 July 2016.

29.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes Final Statement and Recommendations of EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the Final Statement and Recommendations from the meeting of the EU‑Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (Parliamentary Committee), under the co‑chairmanship of Andrej Plenković on behalf of the European Parliament and Irina Gerashchenko on behalf of the Parliament of Ukraine, held in Brussels, Belgium, on 25‑26 April, 2016.

28.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij delivers address during commemoration of 30th anniversary of Chornobyl nuclear disaster

On 26 April 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij delivered an address during a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, including a requiem service, organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Montreal Branch at Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral.

27.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress strongly condemns ban by Russian authorities in Crimea of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) strongly condemns the order on 26 April 2016 by Russian authorities in illegally occupied Crimea to ban the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, branding the representative assembly as an extremist organization, and appeals to the international community to take immediate action to protect the rights of the Crimean Tatar people on the peninsula.

27.04.2016
Chair of UWC International Educational Coordinating Council Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych meets with Minister of Education of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych

On 23 April 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine, the Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council (IECC), Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych, met with the newly appointed Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Liliia Hrynevych, to discuss areas of possible cooperation between the Ministry and the IECC within the framework set out in the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Ukrainian World Congress and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

22.04.2016
30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster: another tragic legacy of Russian imperialism

Thirty years ago, on 26 April 1986, the nuclear facility in Chornobyl, Ukraine, was the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster which took the lives of 28 reactor staff and emergency responders, displaced hundreds of thousands of individuals, and affected the long-term health and well-being of millions exposed to the radioactive fallout.

21.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes European Commission proposal for visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the proposal made by the European Commission on 20 April 2016 to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine by transferring Ukraine to the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to the Schengen area.

19.04.2016
Russian Federation continues its attempts to ban the activities of the Ukrainian World Congress

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community to react to the continued repressive actions being taken by the Russian Federation to ban the activities of the UWC in the Russian Federation in an attempt to isolate the Ukrainian minority in Russia from the Ukrainian diaspora.

19.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes willingness of the Dutch Parliament to consider solutions addressing referendum results

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the decision by the Dutch Parliament on 19 April 2016 to grant the government of the Netherlands an opportunity to adequately address the results of the recent referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

18.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress expresses condolences to Japanese people suffering the consequences of powerful earthquakes

Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij expressed condolences to the Japanese people in a letter sent on 18 April 2016 to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Ukraine, Shigeki Sumi, following two powerful earthquakes on 14 and 16 April 2016 in the Kyushu region of Japan that have resulted in tens of deaths, and hundreds of injuries.

13.04.2016
Videos of addresses by UWC President Eugene Czolij in the Netherlands 29 March – 2 April 2016

NOTICE

Please find below links to videos of addresses made by Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij during a working visit to the Netherlands on 29 March – 2 April 2016 prior to the referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

13.04.2016
UWC calls for continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses its disappointment with the results of the consultative referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement that took place on 6 April 2016 in the Netherlands.

The UWC supports the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that “Ukraine will keep on implementing the Association Agreement and ensure the establishment of DCFTA with the European Union, for it is a way to modernize Ukraine and reinforce its independence.”

13.04.2016
UWC calls on the international community to pressure Russian authorities to provide immediate access for Ukrainian doctors to Nadiya Savchenko due to her deteriorating health

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses its deep concern over the rapidly deteriorating health of Nadiya Savchenko and calls on the international community to pressure Russian authorities to provide immediate access to her for Ukrainian doctors.

The UWC emphasizes that by denying Ukrainian doctors access to Nadiya Savchenko, the Russian Federation continues to endanger her life, and to violate universal norms of international law and provisions of its own legislation.

09.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij concludes series of working meetings in Lviv

On 3-5 April 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij travelled to Lviv, Ukraine, where he participated in a ceremony conferring upon him the title Doctor Honoris Causa by Lviv Polytechnic National University (National University), and held a series of productive meetings.

07.04.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij takes oath and receives title of Doctor Honoris Causa during meeting of Lviv Polytechnic National University Academic Council

On 4 April 2016, during a meeting of the Academic Council of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukrainian World Congress President (UWC) Eugene Czolij took an oath in acceptance of the title Doctor Honoris Causa and received a diploma from the Rector of the University, Professor Yuriy Bobalo.

06.04.2016
Webcast of ceremony conferring the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa upon UWC President Eugene Czolij during session of Academic Council of Lviv Polytechnic National University

Below is a link to the ceremony conferring the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa upon Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij during a session of the Academic Council of Lviv Polytechnic National University on 4 April 2016.

Click HERE to watch the webcast.

 

05.04.2016
Webcast of UWC President Eugene Czolij meeting with community in Lviv

Below is a link to the webcast of Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij meeting with the community in Lviv, Ukraine, at Lviv Polytechnic National University on 5 April 2016.  

Click HERE to watch the broadcast. 

05.04.2016
UWC President meets in The Hague with OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

On 29 March 2016, in The Hague, Netherlands, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner on National Minorities, Astrid Thors, to inform of the gross violations by Russian governing authorities of the human rights of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.

 

05.04.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij and International Institute Director Iryna Kluchkovska appear on Lviv TV program Vechirnyi Prostir

Below is a link to the Vechirnyi Prostir television broadcast produced by the Lviv Broadcast Company featuring Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij and Director of the International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Iryna Kluchkovska.

Click HERE to view the broadcast. 

05.04.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij meets with high-level government officials and citizens of the Netherlands to discuss benefits of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

On 29 March – 2 April 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij travelled to the Netherlands where he met with high-level government officials and civil society of the Netherlands, including the Ukrainian community.       




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