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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.

27.04.2016
Chair of UWC International Educational Coordinating Council Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych meets with Minister of Education of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych

On 23 April 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine, the Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council (IECC), Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych, met with the newly appointed Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Liliia Hrynevych, to discuss areas of possible cooperation between the Ministry and the IECC within the framework set out in the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Ukrainian World Congress and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

22.04.2016
30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster: another tragic legacy of Russian imperialism

Thirty years ago, on 26 April 1986, the nuclear facility in Chornobyl, Ukraine, was the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster which took the lives of 28 reactor staff and emergency responders, displaced hundreds of thousands of individuals, and affected the long-term health and well-being of millions exposed to the radioactive fallout.

21.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes European Commission proposal for visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the proposal made by the European Commission on 20 April 2016 to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine by transferring Ukraine to the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to the Schengen area.

19.04.2016
Russian Federation continues its attempts to ban the activities of the Ukrainian World Congress

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community to react to the continued repressive actions being taken by the Russian Federation to ban the activities of the UWC in the Russian Federation in an attempt to isolate the Ukrainian minority in Russia from the Ukrainian diaspora.

19.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes willingness of the Dutch Parliament to consider solutions addressing referendum results

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the decision by the Dutch Parliament on 19 April 2016 to grant the government of the Netherlands an opportunity to adequately address the results of the recent referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

18.04.2016
Ukrainian World Congress expresses condolences to Japanese people suffering the consequences of powerful earthquakes

Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij expressed condolences to the Japanese people in a letter sent on 18 April 2016 to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Ukraine, Shigeki Sumi, following two powerful earthquakes on 14 and 16 April 2016 in the Kyushu region of Japan that have resulted in tens of deaths, and hundreds of injuries.

13.04.2016
Videos of addresses by UWC President Eugene Czolij in the Netherlands 29 March – 2 April 2016

NOTICE

Please find below links to videos of addresses made by Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij during a working visit to the Netherlands on 29 March – 2 April 2016 prior to the referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

13.04.2016
UWC calls for continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses its disappointment with the results of the consultative referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement that took place on 6 April 2016 in the Netherlands.

The UWC supports the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that “Ukraine will keep on implementing the Association Agreement and ensure the establishment of DCFTA with the European Union, for it is a way to modernize Ukraine and reinforce its independence.”

13.04.2016
UWC calls on the international community to pressure Russian authorities to provide immediate access for Ukrainian doctors to Nadiya Savchenko due to her deteriorating health

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses its deep concern over the rapidly deteriorating health of Nadiya Savchenko and calls on the international community to pressure Russian authorities to provide immediate access to her for Ukrainian doctors.

The UWC emphasizes that by denying Ukrainian doctors access to Nadiya Savchenko, the Russian Federation continues to endanger her life, and to violate universal norms of international law and provisions of its own legislation.




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