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Canada to provide Individual First Aid Kits for Ukrainian soldiers

On 26 January 2015 Canadian Minister of International Trade Edward Fast and Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk visited the offices of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) humanitarian initiative Patriot Defense in Kyiv, Ukraine. During the visit, Director of the program Dr. Ulana Suprun presented the first 100 Improved First Aid Kits (IFAKs) that have been earmarked for funding by the Canadian government under an assistance package ...

First international conference on "Development, standardization and implementation of tactical medicine in Ukraine" concludes in Kyiv

The first international conference on "Development, standardization and implementation of tactical medicine in Ukraine" was held in Kyiv 19-21 January 2015. The organizer of the event was the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) humanitarian initiative Patriot Defence that conducts tactical medicine training in accordance with U.S. and NATO standards.

Ukrainian diaspora demands immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko
On 26 January 2015, the first day of its winter session, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) officially confirmed Ukraine’s Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko as a member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE.
Rallies and wide spread social media campaigns throughout the world, organized to coincide with the PACE session, voiced strong support for Nadiya Savchenko's release.
Ukrainians worldwide mourn with people of Ukraine

Ukrainians around the world mourn with the people of Ukraine in the aftermath of the devastating and indiscriminate attack by Russia-backed terrorists on 24 January 2015 on the civilian population in the city of  Mariupol.

Sunday Divine Liturgies brought Ukrainians together in prayer for the victims, the injured and their families.


Ukrainian World Congress calls on U.S. President to urgently provide Ukraine with defensive military aid for the protection of its civilians from continuous terrorist acts

During recent days, as a result of continuous terrorist acts in Eastern Ukraine by militants and special forces armed by Russia, tens of innocent civilians have been killed and hundreds injured, specifically near Volnovakha, in Donetsk and Mariupol.
Ukrainian World Congress condemns crime against humanity committed by Russia-backed militants in Mariupol and calls for terrorist designation for so-called Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses deepest condolences to the families of the victims of a criminal terrorist attack on civilians in Mariupol, Ukraine, on 24 January 2015 in which at least 30 people were killed and 100 wounded,  including women, children, and the elderly, by targeted rocket fire.

UWC condemns terrorist acts by Russia-backed militants against innocent Ukrainian civilians and calls upon the international community to react

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses deepest condolences to the families of the victims of a terrorist attack in Donetsk, Ukraine, on 22 January 2015.

Eight innocent civilians were killed and 13 wounded when shell fire from Russia-backed militants hit a trolleybus.

Ukrainian World Congress statement on Ukrainian Unity Day
On 22 January 2015 Ukrainians worldwide mark an important date in the history of their nation – Ukrainian Unity Day.
On 22 January 1919 on Kyiv’s St. Sophia square the Unification Act joining the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian People’s Republic was proclaimed confirming notably that:
UWC stands with people of Ukraine against terrorism

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora support the people of Ukraine as they stand together against terrorism and remember the victims of the terrorist act in Volnovakha, Ukraine, during a Solidarity March on 18 January 2015 in Kyiv.

UWC calls on European Union Member States to adhere to the European Parliament resolution of 15 January 2015 on the situation in Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution of 15 January 2015 on the situation in Ukraine which confirms support for Ukraine, particularly in protecting its independence and sovereignty, strengthening its defence capabilities, overcoming today’s crisis, implementing all-encompassing reforms, and the accelerated ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
Ukrainians worldwide mourn with the people of Ukraine

On 15 January 2015, this Day of Mourning in Ukraine, the Ukrainian World Congress expresses condolences on behalf of Ukrainians worldwide to the families of the victims of the attack by Russia-backed terrorists of 13 January 2015 in Donetsk oblast, Eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian World Congress urges PACE to secure release of its Ukrainian delegate Nadiya Savchenko

On 14 January 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij issued a letter to Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) President Anne Brasseur calling upon her to publicly support Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian Air Force pilot, Member of Ukrainian Parliament and delegate to PACE, who remains imprisoned in the Russian Federation for political considerations.
UWC calls for adoption of the draft European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls for the adoption of the draft European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ukraine as proposed by the European Conservatives and Reformists Group.
The draft resolution “strongly condemns the Russian Federation for waging an undeclared hybrid war against Ukraine with the use of regular Russian forces and support for illegally armed groups”; ... 
Ukrainian World Congress calls for the immediate release by Russian authorities of Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges the international community, including human rights organizations, to demand the immediate release by Russian authorities of former Ukrainian Air Force pilot, Member of Ukrainian Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Lieutenant Nadiya Savchenko, who remains imprisoned for political considerations.
Ukrainian World Congress strongly condemns acts of terrorism in France

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and expresses condolences to the families of the victims of these senseless killings.

We are forwarding a link to the Christmas greeting video of Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij.
Ukrainian World Congress motto and key historic dates in 2015
The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the Ukrainian diaspora to unite under the 2015 motto:

“My nation is and always will be! Now and for eternity!”
(Vasyl Symonenko)
The Ukrainian World Congress also calls to commemorate in 2015 the following key dates in the history of the Ukrainian people:
Ukrainian World Congress appoints Director of UWC Mission to Ukraine
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Serhiy Kasyanchuk from Toronto, Canada, as Director of the UWC Mission to Ukraine.
The appointment was the culmination of an extensive search that included the consideration of over 70 applications from 12 countries in response to an open call for interested candidates.
UWC invites you to attend the International Conference on “The Development, Standardization and Implementation of Tactical Medicine in Ukraine”
On 19-21 January 2015, an International Conference on “The Development, Standardization and Implementation of Tactical Medicine in Ukraine”is being organized at the Ukrainian House in Kyiv, Ukraine, by the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana Suprun.
Ukrainian World Congress Christmas Greeting

The Ukrainian World Congress extends sincerest greetings to the 
Hierarchs and clergy of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Prime Minister and Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers, and to all Ukrainians in Ukraine and the diaspora on the occasion of one of the most important Christian Holy Days – Christmas!

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