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19.06.2015
UWC leadership participates in ceremony honoring heroes of Ukraine

On 10 June 2015 in Kyiv the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) leadership led by President Eugene Czolij participated in a solemn ceremony during which President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko paid tribute to Ukrainian soldiers who defended the Donetsk airport from enemy attack, including the posthumous awarding with the Star of Hero of Ukraine to the parents and wife of Lt. Col. Ivan Zubkov.

19.06.2015
UWC President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sign Action Plan

On 9 June 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin signed an Action Plan for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ukrainian World Congress in the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Ukrainian World Congress from 28.08.2014.

17.06.2015
Ukrainian World Congress President meets with Ukrainian community in Wroclaw

On 14 June 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with the Ukrainian community in Wroclaw, Poland.

Eugene Czolij began the day by attending Divine Liturgy at the Greek Catholic Church of the Wroclaw-Gdansk Eparchy where the UWC President was welcomed by Bishop Włodzimierz Juszczak.

17.06.2015
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij speaks at Wroclaw Global Forum in Poland

On 13 June 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij spoke during the Wroclaw Global Forum panel titled Ukraine: Reform in Time of War.

The UWC President stressed that the international community should provide Ukraine financial assistance akin to the Marshall Plan to enable it to overcome the consequences of Russian aggression, introduce necessary reforms and accelerate the process of Ukraine’s Euro-integration. In addition, Ukrainians should be provided with a visa-free regime to ensure that their European choice is irreversible.

17.06.2015
Ukrainian World Congress President attends 70th anniversary celebrations of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

On 5-7 June 2015 Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij participated in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of UWC member organization, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB), in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The focus of the commemorations was the AUGB Annual General Meeting on 6 June 2015 attended by delegates from across Great Britain, joined by the Chargé d’Affaires of Ukraine in Great Britain Ihor Kyzym, Consul-General of Ukraine in Edinburgh Andrii Kyslii, and Fr. Vasylj Krenj of Our Lady of Pochaiv and St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Edinburgh. During this meeting Zenko Lastovetskyj was reelected AUGB President.

16.06.2015
UWC President meets President of Ukraine during working visit to Kyiv

On 9-10 June 2015, a delegation of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) led by President Eugene Czolij met in Kyiv with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and high-ranking Ukrainian officials to discuss further cooperation between the UWC and Ukraine on strategic issues.

05.06.2015
UWC calls upon international community to immediately supply Ukraine with lethal weapons and strengthen targeted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) strongly condemns the armed offensive on 3 June 2015 by Russian-terrorist forces with nearly one thousand troops, tanks and artillery support, on positions held by the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Maryinka, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine.

Such actions by the Russian Federation and its proxy fighters are gross violations of the Minsk agreements and disregard global rule of law.

 

30.05.2015
New Atlantic Council report documents details of direct Russian military involvement in Ukraine

On 28 May 2015 the Atlantic Council of the United States presented an extensive report at the Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, U.S.A. titled HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: Putin’s War in Ukraine.
 
Simultaneously released was the English language version release of Boris Nemtsov's report on the Russian presence in Ukraine, Putin. War.
22.05.2015
Ukrainian World Congress President delivers greetings on 75th anniversary of Ukrainian Congress Committee of America

On 20 May 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij delivered greetings during a commemorative luncheon marking the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

17.05.2015
Ukrainian World Congress condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars on seventy-first anniversary of their forced deportation
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the persecution of the Crimean Tatar population more than one year after the illegal occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and 71 years after the forced deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
06.05.2015
Ukrainian World Congress urges UN Secretary-General to not participate in the Victory Day commemorations in Russia
 
On 6 May 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon to not participate in the Victory Day commemorations on 9 May 2015 in the Russian Federation.
 
Drawing on the lessons of history, the UWC President emphasized the need for the international community to focus on the very real threat of a new global conflict stemming from the aggression by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, overwhelmingly condemned as a violation of international law and agreements.
 
05.05.2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin meets with Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij in Montreal
 
On 1 May 2015 in Montreal, Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij.
 
They discussed the plan of action for the UWC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in the context of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ukrainian World Congress and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine signed on 28 August 2014. The main focus was on strengthening common efforts to internationally further the defence of Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity, and its expedited Euro-integration. 
30.04.2015
Canadian magazine L’actualité features work of the Ukrainian diaspora in defence of Ukraine

NOTICE
 
Please see below the link to an article which was published in the popular Canadian magazine L'actualité titled Au secours de l’Ukraine (In Defence of Ukraine) highlighting the work of many representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora, including Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij and UWC Vice President Olena Koszarny:
 
29.04.2015
Ukrayinska Pravda features UWC volunteers:“Soldiers of goodness. Ulana and Marko Suprun”

NOTICE
 
Below is a link to a feature article in the Ukrainian internet publication Ukrayinska Pravda titled Voyiny dobra: Ulana i Marko Suprun (Soldiers of goodness: Ulana and Marko Suprun) about the work in Ukraine of Ukrainian World Congress Director of Humanitarian Initiatives and coordinator of the project Patriot Defence, Dr. Ulana Suprun, and her husband Marko Suprun.
 
27.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress calls for youth and children to support Nadiya Savchenko

CALL TO ACTION

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) supports the global action launched by the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, “Children’s letters to Nadiya”, that calls for children and youth to express solidarity with Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

26.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress President concludes working visit to Brussels to strengthen international support for Ukraine

20-22 April 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij concluded a working visit to Brussels, Belgium, where he met with high-ranking officials of the European Union, NATO and Belgium, the current chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The meetings focused on strategically strengthening support for Ukraine prior to the upcoming EU-Ukraine Summit in Ukraine and the Summit of the Eastern Partnership in Riga, Latvia.
19.04.2015
UWC President to discuss further support for Ukraine with high-ranking EU and NATO officials in light of persistent aggression from Russian Federation

On 20-22 April 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij will be on a working visit to Brussels, Belgium, to meet with high-ranking officials of the European Union, Belgium, and NATO.
Prior to the EU-Ukraine Summit being held in Ukraine and the Summit of the Eastern Partnership scheduled for Riga, Latvia, the UWC President will discuss with high-ranking officials the importance of providing further assistance to Ukraine in strengthening its defensive capabilities in light of the persistent aggression from the Russian Federation.
10.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress urges UNESCO to condemn human rights violations in the illegally occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges UNESCO to condemn human rights violations in the illegally occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine) by the Russian Federation and, adhering with UNESCO’s mandate, to continue monitoring fundamental human rights and freedoms in Crimea in the areas of education, science, culture, communication and information in accordance with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
03.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress Easter Greetings

The Ukrainian World Congress extends sincere greetings to the Hierarchs and clergy of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Prime Minister, Chair of the Parliament and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, leaders of Ukrainian World Congress member organizations and Ukrainians throughout the world with the greatest of Holy Days, the Resurrection of Christ!

03.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress condemns shutdown of independent Crimean Tatar media

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the shutdown of many Crimean Tatar media outlets by Russian occupation authorities, including ATR TV, the last independent television station serving the Crimean Tatar population on the peninsula.




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