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Ukrainian World Congress urges international community to demand the release of illegally imprisoned Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is appalled by the cynical verdicts rendered by Russian authorities on 25 August 2015 against acclaimed Ukrainian film-maker Oleh Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, and urges theinternational community to demand their immediate release. Both men have been languishing in Russian prison since May 2014 on politically motivated charges. Oleh Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years of hard labor, while Oleksandr Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor.

Ukrainian World Congress extends greetings to Ukrainians worldwide on 24th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence

My nation is and always will be! Now and for eternity!”

With this affirmation by renowned Ukrainian poet Vasyl Symonenko, Ukrainians throughout the world mark the 24th anniversary of Ukrainian independence on 24 August 2015 in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who continue to defend their country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

UWC urges international community to demand release from Russian imprisonment of Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) draws the attention of the international community to a video released by the defence team of Ukrainian Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Nadiya Savchenko providing very convincing evidence of her innocence.

UWC appalled by civilian casualties as Russia-backed terrorists escalate military aggression in Eastern Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses condolences to the families of the innocent civilians who lost their lives during the night of 16 August 2015 as a result of separate terrorist attacks by Russia‑backed forces on residential areas in Eastern Ukraine.


Atlantic Council and Freedom House report Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea now available in Ukrainian translation  

The report by the Atlantic Council of the United States and Freedom House from 6 March 2015 titled Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea is now available in Ukrainian translation.

This report chronicles the alarming deterioration of human rights in Crimea since its illegal occupation by Russia, and the effectiveness of the Russian political narrative that masks the stark reality faced by the Crimean people.

The Ukrainian World Congress partners with the Atlantic Council in implementing the Ukraine in Europe Initiative that focuses on establishing a solid policy framework and a series of initiatives that aim to ensure the international community fully supports Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity (inclusive of Crimea) and Euro-Atlantic integration.


Ukrainian World Congress strongly condemns intimidation of OSCE mission

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the torching in the early hours of 9 August 2015 of four vehicles of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of OSCE near the residence of the monitors in Donetsk, an area under the control of Russian terrorist forces.

“The Ukrainian World Congress condemns these tactics of intimidation and urges all OSCE member states to secure the continued, unhindered work of the OSCE SMM in monitoring adherence to the terms of the Minsk agreements,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.

UWC President extends greetings to President of Poland on inauguration

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President, Eugene Czolij, extends greetings to the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, on the occasion of his inauguration on 6 August 2015.

In written greetings sent on this day to President Andrzej  Duda, the UWC President thanked Poland for its unwavering support of Ukraine and its people as they stand firmly on the front line to stop, at Ukraine’s border, Russia’s imperialist ambitions.

Ukrainian World Congress extends greetings to II World Crimean Tatar Congress

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) extends greetings on the occasion of the II World Crimean Tatar Congress being held 31 July – 2 August 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.

On 30 July 2015 UWC President Eugene Czolij sent written greetings to the President of The World Congress of Crimean Tatars, Refat Chubarov, and all participants of this important gathering confirming UWC’s unequivocal support for the Crimean Tatar population in its fight to end the illegal occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, and in defence of its fundamental rights and freedoms.

Ukrainian World Congress Annual General Meeting to be held in Madrid 11-13 September 2015  

11-13 September 2015 the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) will be held in Madrid, Spain.

During the three-day meeting delegates to the AGM will review the work of the UWC in 2014-15 and develop an action plan for the future with a specific focus on coordinating the work of Ukrainians around the world in providing support for Ukraine, counteracting Russian disinformation and strengthening the UWC worldwide network. The program will also include a march and rally under the banner “Ukrainians throughout the world together with Ukraine”.

Ukrainian World Congress calls on the international community to take notice of new violation of territorial integrity of Georgia

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns another violation of the territorial integrity of Georgia by the Russian Federation as a breach of international law and an aggressive provocation of the international community.

On 10 July 2015 Russian troops unilaterally moved border markers 450 meters deeper into Georgia from the South Ossetia demarcation line. As a result, a 1.6 km.-long segment of the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline is now on territory illegally occupied by the Russian Federation.

Director of UWC Mission to Ukraine addresses Forum “Donbas Ukraine. Daily Agenda” in Slovyansk

On 5 July 2015 the Director of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Mission to Ukraine, Serhiy Kasyanchuk, participated in, and delivered a presentation during the forum titled “Donbas Ukraine. Daily Agenda” which was held in Slovyansk with the goal of finding the means to jointly address the current issues facing Donbas.

Ukrainians worldwide remember the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on first anniversary of downing by Russia-backed terrorists

On the first anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 on 17 July 2014 the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and Ukrainians worldwide remember the victims of this horrific terrorist act.

“The Ukrainian World Congress stands firmly with the families and friends of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in calling upon the international community to pursue criminal accountability for this act of terrorism,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.  

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk meets with Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij in Ottawa

On 14 July 2015 in Ottawa, Canada, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij.

A range of topics were discussed related to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ukrainian World Congress and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 28 August 2014, including joint efforts to protect Ukraine’s independence, strategies to counteract Russian disinformation, the UWC Mission to Ukraine, UWC humanitarian initiatives and the 2015 UWC Annual General Meeting in Spain.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko grants Ukrainian citizenship to the founders of UWC project “Patriot Defence” Ulana and Marko Suprun

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates the founders and activists of UWC project “Patriot Defence”, UWC Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana Suprun and Marko Suprun, upon being granted Ukrainian citizenship by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine releases new video about “Ukraine Reborn”

The Ukrainian World Congress is pleased to share this new video titled Ukraine. Open for U. released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to attract foreign investment to Ukraine .

We urge everyone to share this video as widely as possible.

UWC condemns “patriotic stop list” aimed at banning the activities of “unwelcome” foreign NGOs in Russia, including the Ukrainian World Congress

The Ukrainian World Congress condemns the creation by Russian authorities of a “patriotic stop list” that aims to ban the activities of “unwelcome” foreign NGOs in Russia, including the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), according to a report by Russian news agency РИА НОВОСТИ.

The preparation of this “patriotic stop list” is not a transparent process and the UWC was never informed of the reason why it is being targeted by such action.


Video on work of the Ukrainian World Congress

View a video featuring the work of the Ukrainian World Congress: .

The video was produced by the Ukrainian television program Forum TV, Toronto, Canada.

Ukrainian World Congress condemns actions of Members of Russian Duma aimed to undermine the legitimacy of the recognition of independence of Baltic states

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the actions of Members of the Russian Duma that resulted in the launch of an investigation by the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office into the legitimacy of the recognition of the independence of the Baltic states as reported on 30 June 2015 by Russian news agency Interfax.




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.

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.

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