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17.01.2017
UWC commends extension of sanctions by the United States against Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) commends the extension on 13 January 2017 by President of the United States of America Barack Obama of sanctions against the Russian Federation for one year until March 2018.

The sanctions were imposed in response to the illegal occupation by the Russian Federation of Crimea in 2014 and the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

17.01.2017
UWC calls upon all government officials to follow the principled position of Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) commends the principled position of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland who, according to a report in The Globe and Mail from 11 January 2017, has firmly rejected an offer from the Russian Federation to lift a travel ban against her in return for Canada removing economic sanctions and visa bans imposed over Moscow’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

12.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress calls for participation in international action #UnitedUkraine

The Ukrainian World Congress calls for Ukrainians around the world to join the international action, flash mob #UnitedUkraine, in the lead up to the anniversary of the historic Unification Act on 22 January 1919 which united Ukrainian territories into a sole, sovereign state.

11.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress congratulates Chrystia Freeland on appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates the Honourable Chrystia Freeland on her appointment on 10 January 2017 as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada.

Minister Freeland previously served as Canada's Minister of International Trade, signing the historic Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement on 11 July 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

09.01.2017
In Memoriam Former Ukrainian World Congress Secretary General Yaroslav Sokolyk (1925-2017)

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses deep sorrow and condolences on the passing on 3 January 2017 in Toronto, Canada, of former UWC Secretary General Yaroslav Sokolyk.

The death of Yaroslav Sokolyk is a painful loss for his wife Oksana, sons Vsevolod and Ihor, daughter‑in‑law Deborah, and three grandchildren, Andriy, Danylo and Katrusia, and for the UWC and the entire global Ukrainian community.

02.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns the cyber attacks by the Russian Federation and calls upon the international community to be on heightened alert

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls attention to the introduction by the United States of America of additional sanctions, published on the web site of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, against the Russian Federation in response to its cyber attacks during the U.S. 2016 Presidential election, and joins in condemning the attempts by the Russian Federation to influence the electoral process of another sovereign state. 

01.01.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey, on 1 January 2017 which took the lives of, and hospitalized over one hundred individuals.

On behalf of the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, the UWC expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims and prays for all those who suffered from this senseless act of terrorism during New Year’s celebrations.

23.12.2016
UWC condemns recent escalation of attacks by forces backed by the RF in Eastern Ukraine and urges international community to remain vigilant

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is gravely concerned over the escalation since 18 December 2016 of attacks on positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by terrorist forces backed by the Russian Federation in Eastern Ukraine, particularly near Svitlodarsk which has been the target of intensified shelling.

23.12.2016
Ukrainian World Congress Christmas Greetings

The Ukrainian World Congress extends sincere greetings to the Hierarchs and clergy of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Prime Minister, Chairperson of the Parliament and Armed Forces of Ukraine, Presidents of Ukrainian World Congress member organizations and Ukrainians around the world on the occasion of one of the greatest Christian Holy Days – Christmas!

21.12.2016
UWC welcomes the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations on blatant human rights violations in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on blatant human rights violations in Crimea.

The resolution condemns the flagrant abuses and discrimination against the residents of the illegally occupied Crimea, including Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups, by the Russian occupation authorities; and urges the Russian Federation to uphold all of its obligations under applicable international law.

20.12.2016
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attack in Berlin

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in strongly condemning the terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany, on 19 December 2016 which resulted in numerous deaths and casualties among visitors to a Christmas market.

 On behalf of the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, the UWC expresses sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and prays for all those injured in this senseless act of terrorism.

20.12.2016
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes extension by European Union of economic sanctions against Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the decision on 19 December 2016 by the European Council to extend targeted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for an additional six months until 31 July 2017 in support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

Economic sanctions targeting the financial, energy and defence sectors were originally imposed against the Russian Federation on 31 July 2014 in response to its actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine.

20.12.2016
UWC welcomes European Commission and European External Action Service Report acknowledging Ukraine’s intense reforms and measures to reduce corruption

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the 9 December 2016 European Commission and European External Action Service Report on Ukraine setting out the state of play of Ukraine’s implementation of the Association Agenda since 1 January 2015, which acknowledges Ukraine for unprecedented reforms and measures to reduce corruption.

15.12.2016
Ukrainian World Congress President concludes working visit to Germany

On 8-14 December 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, on the invitation of the UWC Ukrainian national central representation in Germany, the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Germany (AUOG), fulfilled a working visit to Berlin, Germany, where he participated in AUOG events and held a series of official meetings with high-ranking officials and representatives of civil society in Germany.

14.12.2016
UWC President participated in initiatives of the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Germany

On 9-10 December 2016 in Berlin, Germany, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in a forum with Ukrainian community organizations in Germany organized by the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Germany (AUOG) and the Embassy of Ukraine, and a reception and Second Biennial General Meeting of the AUOG, the UWC Ukrainian national central representation in Germany. 

10.12.2016
UWC statement on International Human Rights Day  

 It’s time for each of us to step up for human rights. There is no action that is too small: wherever you are, you can make a difference. Together, let’s take a stand for more humanity.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein 

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

08.12.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij fulfills working visit to Ukraine

On 7 December 2016, on the invitation of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Lviv, Ukraine, where he participated in events marking the 200th anniversary of this leading university, met with the Auxiliary Bishop of the Lviv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Head of the Lviv Oblast Administration, the Mayor of Lviv, Vice Rector of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).

08.12.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij delivers greetings to Gala Commemoration of 200th anniversary of Lviv Polytechnic

On 7 December 2016 in Lviv, Ukraine, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in a prayer service at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral and delivered greetings during the Gala Commemoration on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Lviv Polytechnic National University that was held at the Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

05.12.2016
UWC calls upon international community to support resolution of UN General Assembly on human rights violations in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community to support a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) as initiated by Ukraine, on human rights violations in Crimea.

The resolution, to be considered in December 2016, condemns the abuses and discrimination against the residents of the illegally occupied Crimea.

28.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to Romania

On 24-25 November 2016, at the invitation of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) member organization, Union of Ukrainians in Romania (UUR), UWC President Eugene Czolij travelled on a working visit to Bucharest, Romania, where he met with governing authorities of Romania and the local Ukrainian community. 

 




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