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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.

17.05.2015
Ukrainian World Congress condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars on seventy-first anniversary of their forced deportation
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the persecution of the Crimean Tatar population more than one year after the illegal occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and 71 years after the forced deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
06.05.2015
Ukrainian World Congress urges UN Secretary-General to not participate in the Victory Day commemorations in Russia
 
On 6 May 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon to not participate in the Victory Day commemorations on 9 May 2015 in the Russian Federation.
 
Drawing on the lessons of history, the UWC President emphasized the need for the international community to focus on the very real threat of a new global conflict stemming from the aggression by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, overwhelmingly condemned as a violation of international law and agreements.
 
05.05.2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin meets with Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij in Montreal
 
On 1 May 2015 in Montreal, Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij.
 
They discussed the plan of action for the UWC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in the context of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ukrainian World Congress and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine signed on 28 August 2014. The main focus was on strengthening common efforts to internationally further the defence of Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity, and its expedited Euro-integration. 
30.04.2015
Canadian magazine L’actualité features work of the Ukrainian diaspora in defence of Ukraine

NOTICE
 
Please see below the link to an article which was published in the popular Canadian magazine L'actualité titled Au secours de l’Ukraine (In Defence of Ukraine) highlighting the work of many representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora, including Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij and UWC Vice President Olena Koszarny:
 
29.04.2015
Ukrayinska Pravda features UWC volunteers:“Soldiers of goodness. Ulana and Marko Suprun”

NOTICE
 
Below is a link to a feature article in the Ukrainian internet publication Ukrayinska Pravda titled Voyiny dobra: Ulana i Marko Suprun (Soldiers of goodness: Ulana and Marko Suprun) about the work in Ukraine of Ukrainian World Congress Director of Humanitarian Initiatives and coordinator of the project Patriot Defence, Dr. Ulana Suprun, and her husband Marko Suprun.
 
27.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress calls for youth and children to support Nadiya Savchenko

CALL TO ACTION

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) supports the global action launched by the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, “Children’s letters to Nadiya”, that calls for children and youth to express solidarity with Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

26.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress President concludes working visit to Brussels to strengthen international support for Ukraine

20-22 April 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij concluded a working visit to Brussels, Belgium, where he met with high-ranking officials of the European Union, NATO and Belgium, the current chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The meetings focused on strategically strengthening support for Ukraine prior to the upcoming EU-Ukraine Summit in Ukraine and the Summit of the Eastern Partnership in Riga, Latvia.
19.04.2015
UWC President to discuss further support for Ukraine with high-ranking EU and NATO officials in light of persistent aggression from Russian Federation

On 20-22 April 2015 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij will be on a working visit to Brussels, Belgium, to meet with high-ranking officials of the European Union, Belgium, and NATO.
Prior to the EU-Ukraine Summit being held in Ukraine and the Summit of the Eastern Partnership scheduled for Riga, Latvia, the UWC President will discuss with high-ranking officials the importance of providing further assistance to Ukraine in strengthening its defensive capabilities in light of the persistent aggression from the Russian Federation.
10.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress urges UNESCO to condemn human rights violations in the illegally occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges UNESCO to condemn human rights violations in the illegally occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine) by the Russian Federation and, adhering with UNESCO’s mandate, to continue monitoring fundamental human rights and freedoms in Crimea in the areas of education, science, culture, communication and information in accordance with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
03.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress Easter Greetings

The Ukrainian World Congress extends sincere greetings to the Hierarchs and clergy of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Prime Minister, Chair of the Parliament and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, leaders of Ukrainian World Congress member organizations and Ukrainians throughout the world with the greatest of Holy Days, the Resurrection of Christ!

03.04.2015
Ukrainian World Congress condemns shutdown of independent Crimean Tatar media

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the shutdown of many Crimean Tatar media outlets by Russian occupation authorities, including ATR TV, the last independent television station serving the Crimean Tatar population on the peninsula.

02.04.2015
Address by UWC President Eugene Czolij in Toronto on the subject: Ukrainian World Congress in defence of Ukraine
NOTICE

Please see the link below to the address in Ukrainian by Eugene Czolij, Ukrainian World Congress President, to the Ukrainian community in Toronto, Canada, on 21 March 2015 on the subject of the Ukrainian World Congress in defence of Ukraine:
21.03.2015
In Memoriam – Pavlo Dorozhynsky (1925-2015)

The Ukrainian World Congress deeply mourns the passing on 18 March 2015 of political and community activist Pavlo Dorozhynsky – former long-term member of the Ukrainian World Congress Secretariat.
The passing of Pavlo Dorozhynsky is a great loss for both the Ukrainian diaspora and Ukraine, to which he dedicated his life. The late Pavlo Dorozhynsky actively defended the ideals of a free, independent and democratic Ukrainian state.
19.03.2015
Llink to a video report by Voice of America
NOTICE

Dear Friends,
For your information, below is a link to a video report by Voice of America titled “Kits for Ukrainian soldiers from Ukrainians around the world”:
 
18.03.2015
Joint Statement of the Ukrainian World Congress, The World Congress of the Crimean Tatars and the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine on the first anniversary of the forceful annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation
 
One year ago, on 18 March 2014, the international community was witness to the most insolent since the Second World War violation of international law – the forceful annexation by the Russian Federation of Crimea, an integral part of the territory of the Ukrainian state.
 
The United Nations, in the resolution Territorial integrity of Ukraine adopted by the General Assembly on 27 March 2014 on the illegal so-called “referendum” in Crimea held on 16 March 2014, declared:
16.03.2015
First goal of the Ukrainian World Congress initiative Patriot Defence was met: Defenders of Ukraine receive 10,000 Improved First Aid Kits
 
In February 2015 the first goal of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) humanitarian initiative Patriot Defence was met with the distribution of 10,000 Improved First Aid Kits (IFAK) to Ukrainian soldiers.
 
The goal of the UWC humanitarian initiative Patriot Defence, led since its inception in May 2014 by UWC Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana Suprun,  is to save the lives of defenders of Ukraine in combat by providing instruction in tactical medicine in accordance with NATO-standard Combat Lifesaver training and supplying an IFAK.
07.03.2015
Atlantic Council and Freedom House report chronicles human rights abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

On 6 March 2015 the Atlantic Council of the United States and Freedom House presented an extensive report at the Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, U.S.A. by Andrii Klymenko titled
Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea.
05.03.2015
Ukrainians worldwide mourn with people of Ukraine
 
Ukrainians around the world mourn with the people of Ukraine in the aftermath of the tragic accident on 4 March 2015 at the Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk that took the lives of at least 32 miners.
 
“On this Day of Mourning, the Ukrainian World Congress expresses condolences to the families of the victims and the injured, and joins the people of Ukraine in their sorrow,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.
04.03.2015
Ukrainian World Congress calls to support Nadiya Savchenko with one-day hunger strike on 8 March 2015
CALL TO ACTION
 
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) supports the call of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations to support Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, with a one-day hunger strike on 8 March 2015 – International Women’s Day.



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