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22.06.2016
Ukrainian World Congress encourages the organization of business-to-business events to build stronger bilateral economic relations 

On 20 June 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij extended written greetings to the organizers and participants of the first Canada-Ukraine Business Forum held in Toronto, Canada, within the framework of the Canada‑Ukraine Trade and Investment Support project.

20.06.2016
Ukrainian World Congress calls upon UN Secretary-General to declare that the Russian Federation is grossly violating the UN Charter

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to declare that the Russian Federation is grossly violating the UN Charter with its military aggression in Eastern Ukraine and illegal occupation of Crimea, and blatantly disregards human rights, particularly those of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.

20.06.2016
Chair and Deputy Chair of UWC International Educational Coordinating Council meet with Minister of Education of Ukraine

On 14 May 2016 in Toronto, Canada, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council (IECC), Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych and Yevgeniya Petrova met with the Minister of Education of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych during her working visit to Canada.

19.06.2016
Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the Ecumenical Patriarch to grant Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) supports the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for the granting of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, as affirmed by the Parliament of Ukraine on 16 June 2016 in its appeal to His Holiness Bartholomew І, Archbishop of Constantinople - New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.

09.06.2016
UWC President meets with high-ranking officials in Great Britain to discuss support for Ukraine

On 6 June 2016, in London, Great Britain, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with high-ranking officials and representatives of civil society in Great Britain to discuss continued support for Ukraine.

Eugene Czolij focused attention on the threat to international security being posed by the hybrid war of the Russian Federationwhich illegally occupied Crimea and continues to escalate its military activities in Eastern Ukraine.

08.06.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President meets with high-ranking European Union officials in Belgium

On 31 May – 3 June 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met in Brussels, Belgium, with high-ranking officials of the European Union (EU) and representatives of civil society to discuss continued support for Ukraine. 
During his meetings, Eugene Czolij focused attention on the geopolitical consequences of the ongoing hybrid war of the Russian Federation, including its illegal occupation of Crimea and military actions on the Eastern territories of Ukraine. 

06.06.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President meets with President of the Senate and high-ranking officials of Belgium to discuss support for Ukraine

During a working visit to Brussels, Belgium, 31 May – 3 June 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with President of the Senate of Belgium Christine Defraigne and high-ranking officials of Belgium to discuss support for Ukraine.

01.06.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President meets with Speaker of the Parliament of Albania to discuss continued support for Ukraine

On 30 May 2016, in Tirana, Albania, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with the Speaker of the Parliament of Albania, Ilir Meta,to discuss continued support for Ukraine.

The UWC President directed primary attention to the international crisis instigated by the Russian Federation by illegally occupying Crimea and continuing its military activities in Eastern Ukraine.

30.05.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij delivers remarks before NATO Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security in Albania

On 28-30 May 2016 in Tirana, Albania, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij attended the Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly during which he participated in the work of the Political Committee, the Defence and Security Committee, and the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security.

25.05.2016
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes return to Ukraine of Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the return to Ukraine of Ukrainian Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Nadiya Savchenko.

19.05.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President meets with high-level government officials, civil society and Ukrainian community in Sweden

On 15-17 May 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Stockholm which he dedicated to strengthening ties and future cooperation of the UWC with high-level government officials, civil society and the Ukrainian community in Sweden.

During his three-day meetings with high-level government officials, the UWC President thanked Sweden for its clear position in support of the sovereignty and aspirations for Ukraine’s Euro-integration. 

19.05.2016
Chair of UWC International Educational Coordinating Council Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych meets with Chair of UCC National Ukrainian Education Council Volodymyr Boychuk and Chair of the Ukrainian Canadian School Board Toronto Branch Tatiana Sunak

On 14 May 2016 in Toronto, Canada, on the occasion of the Canadian National Teachers’ Conference – Ukrainian Schooling in Canada: Traditions and Innovations, the Chair of the Ukrainian Wrold Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council (IECC), Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych, met with the Chair of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National Ukrainian Educational Council, Volodymyr Boychuk, and the Chair of the Ukrainian Canadian School Board, Toronto Branch, Tatiana Sunak.

18.05.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij meets with President of the Parliament Olemic Thommessen, government officials and Ukrainian community in Norway

On 12-14 May 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij travelled to Oslo, Norway, where he met with the President of the Parliament (Storting), Olemic Thommessen, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tone Skogen, government officials, representatives of civil society and the local Ukrainian community.

18.05.2016
The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon all Ukrainians in the diaspora and friends of Ukraine to participate in international Vyshyvanka Day 19 May 2016

The Ukrainian World Congress encourages all Ukrainians in the diaspora and friends of Ukraine to participate in the international Vyshyvanka Day by wearing Ukrainian embroidery (known in Ukrainian as a vyshyvanka) on 19 May 2016. 

For Ukrainians, embroidery is not merely a work of art, but a spiritual protector and important component of national dress that testifies to one’s belonging to the Ukrainian nation and connection to its past, present and future. 

18.05.2016
Ukrainians around the world join Crimean Tatar people in remembrance of victims of 1944 genocide

On 18 May 1944, on the order of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, hundreds of thousands of Crimean Tatars were deported from the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine to various regions of the Soviet Union with close to half perishing either during the journey or within a year of being exiled.

15.05.2016
Ukrainian World Congress congratulates Jamala on significant Eurovision victory

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates jazz artist Jamala, Ukraine’s representative in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, for her politically and culturally significant victory on 14 May 2016.

 

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.




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