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31.07.2015
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.

24.07.2015
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”.

20.07.2015
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.

17.07.2015
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.

16.07.2015
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.  

15.07.2015
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.

14.07.2015
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.

12.07.2015
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdSQuanI8Z8 .

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

08.07.2015
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.

 

03.07.2015
Video on work of the Ukrainian World Congress

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY-PnyCfiEM&feature=youtu.be .

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

02.07.2015
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.

 

 

 

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.




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