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09.02.2017
UWC calls upon the international community to increase pressure on Russian Federation to release illegally detained Ukrainian journalists

he Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community, including human rights organizations and journalists throughout the world, to increase pressure on the Russian Federation to release Ukrainian journalists unlawfully detained by the Russian Federation.

03.02.2017
UWC appeals to high-ranking international officials to take action in response to major artillery attacks in Eastern Ukraine by Russian military forces

In letters dated 3 February 2017 to high-ranking officials within the international community, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij appealed for active measures in response to the most recent major artillery attacks in Eastern Ukraine by Russian military forces in direct violation of the Minsk agreements.

02.02.2017
UWC urges human rights organizations to act on reports of persecution of human rights lawyers in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is very concerned by reports of the persecution of human rights lawyers by the Russian occupying authorities on the Crimean peninsula and urges international human rights organizations to take effective action to protect the rights of the defenders in fulfilling their professional obligations.

01.02.2017
UWC International Educational Coordinating Council launches project “Honouring the Past for a Better Future”

On 29 December 2016, Tania Kohut, the President of the Ukrainian Writers for Children and Youth (UWCY), donated $10,000 on behalf of the community organization to the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council (IECC) for a joint project entitled “Honouring the Past for a Better Future”.

31.01.2017
UWC urges immediate action by international community in response to escalation of attacks by terrorists backed by Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the recent escalation of attacks on positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by terrorist forces backed by the Russian Federation in Eastern Ukraine and urges the international community to respond immediately to this intensified violation by the Russian Federation of international commitments, specifically the Minsk agreements. 

27.01.2017
UWC expresses concern over repeated call by PACE President to re-engage the Russian Federation

In a letter of 27 January 2017 to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), Eugene Czolij, expressed concern over the visit by the PACE President to the Russian Federation on 12-13 January 2017 and his Opening statement to PACE on 23 January 2017 in support of re-engaging the Russian Federation.  

25.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress recognizes significant contribution of Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine Dr. Ulana Suprun to reforms in Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) recognizes the significant work of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine under the leadership of Acting Minister of Health Dr. Ulana Suprun which has demonstrated how a dedicated group of individuals can further reforms in Ukraine.

24.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress motto and commemoration of historical dates in 2017

The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the global Ukrainian community to further its activities in 2017 under the motto:

Ukrainians together – the future is ours!

The Ukrainian World Congress also calls for the commemoration in 2017 of the following significant dates in the history of the Ukrainian nation:

22.01.2017
Ukrainians around the world joined in commemoration of Ukraine’s Day of Unity

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) together with its network of Ukrainian communities in 53 countries joined the 2017 commemoration of 22 January, a significant date for the Ukrainian nation – Day of Unity of Ukraine.

 

17.01.2017
UWC commends extension of sanctions by the United States against Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) commends the extension on 13 January 2017 by President of the United States of America Barack Obama of sanctions against the Russian Federation for one year until March 2018.

The sanctions were imposed in response to the illegal occupation by the Russian Federation of Crimea in 2014 and the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

17.01.2017
UWC calls upon all government officials to follow the principled position of Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) commends the principled position of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland who, according to a report in The Globe and Mail from 11 January 2017, has firmly rejected an offer from the Russian Federation to lift a travel ban against her in return for Canada removing economic sanctions and visa bans imposed over Moscow’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

12.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress calls for participation in international action #UnitedUkraine

The Ukrainian World Congress calls for Ukrainians around the world to join the international action, flash mob #UnitedUkraine, in the lead up to the anniversary of the historic Unification Act on 22 January 1919 which united Ukrainian territories into a sole, sovereign state.

11.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress congratulates Chrystia Freeland on appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates the Honourable Chrystia Freeland on her appointment on 10 January 2017 as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada.

Minister Freeland previously served as Canada's Minister of International Trade, signing the historic Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement on 11 July 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

09.01.2017
In Memoriam Former Ukrainian World Congress Secretary General Yaroslav Sokolyk (1925-2017)

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses deep sorrow and condolences on the passing on 3 January 2017 in Toronto, Canada, of former UWC Secretary General Yaroslav Sokolyk.

The death of Yaroslav Sokolyk is a painful loss for his wife Oksana, sons Vsevolod and Ihor, daughter‑in‑law Deborah, and three grandchildren, Andriy, Danylo and Katrusia, and for the UWC and the entire global Ukrainian community.

02.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns the cyber attacks by the Russian Federation and calls upon the international community to be on heightened alert

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls attention to the introduction by the United States of America of additional sanctions, published on the web site of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, against the Russian Federation in response to its cyber attacks during the U.S. 2016 Presidential election, and joins in condemning the attempts by the Russian Federation to influence the electoral process of another sovereign state. 

01.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey, on 1 January 2017 which took the lives of, and hospitalized over one hundred individuals.

On behalf of the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, the UWC expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims and prays for all those who suffered from this senseless act of terrorism during New Year’s celebrations.

23.12.2016
UWC condemns recent escalation of attacks by forces backed by the RF in Eastern Ukraine and urges international community to remain vigilant

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is gravely concerned over the escalation since 18 December 2016 of attacks on positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by terrorist forces backed by the Russian Federation in Eastern Ukraine, particularly near Svitlodarsk which has been the target of intensified shelling.

23.12.2016
Ukrainian World Congress Christmas Greetings

The Ukrainian World Congress extends sincere greetings to the Hierarchs and clergy of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Prime Minister, Chairperson of the Parliament and Armed Forces of Ukraine, Presidents of Ukrainian World Congress member organizations and Ukrainians around the world on the occasion of one of the greatest Christian Holy Days – Christmas!

21.12.2016
UWC welcomes the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations on blatant human rights violations in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on blatant human rights violations in Crimea.

The resolution condemns the flagrant abuses and discrimination against the residents of the illegally occupied Crimea, including Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups, by the Russian occupation authorities; and urges the Russian Federation to uphold all of its obligations under applicable international law.

20.12.2016
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attack in Berlin

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in strongly condemning the terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany, on 19 December 2016 which resulted in numerous deaths and casualties among visitors to a Christmas market.

 On behalf of the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, the UWC expresses sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and prays for all those injured in this senseless act of terrorism.




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