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22.08.2014
Ukrainian World Congress encourages continued perseverance on the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence

On this 23rd anniversary of Ukrainian independence being marked on 24 August 2014 the Ukrainian people continue to face Russia’s unrelenting aggression as it attempts, yet again, to suppress the will of the Ukrainian people to live in a free, democratic and Euro-integrated Ukraine.
18.08.2014
Ukrainian World Congress condemns desecration of Stepan Bandera gravesite in Munich


The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the desecration of the monument at the gravesite of Stepan Bandera in Munich, Germany, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists assassinated in 1959 by a Soviet KGB agent.

15.08.2014
Ukrainian World Congress reiterates call for military assistance for Ukraine with most recent crossing of its border by Russian military
On 14 August 2014 a convoy of Russian military vehicles, including armoured personnel carriers and tanks, crossed the border into Ukraine in plain view with clear markings of the Russian Armed Forces.

First reported by the media, the crossing of Ukraine’s border was confirmed on 15 August 2014 by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

07.08.2014
Ukrainian World Congress joins OSCE in condemning media censorship in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in condemning the seizure by Russian authorities of the property of the Chernomorskaya broadcasting company, the pro-Ukrainian and largest independent broadcaster in Crimea.

31.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress urges international community to facilitate the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko
 
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges the international community to facilitate the release of Ukrainian Air Force pilot Nadiya Savchenko who was kidnapped by Russia-backed terrorists and remains detained in the Russian Federation in violation of international law. 
 
30.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes new sanctions targeting Russian economy
 
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the new sanctions imposed on 29 July 2014 against specific sectors of the Russian economy as a positive development in the campaign to end Russia’s military intervention and aggression against Ukraine.

The United States, the European Union and Canada moved forward in a coordinated manner by announcing specific sanctions targeting Russia’s energy, arms and finance sectors.

Among the targets of the new measures are Russia’s largest banks, a Russian-state owned defense technology firm and the oil sector. The sanctions will curtail Russian access to U.S., EU and Canadian capital markets.
30.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes first UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the first United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July 2014.

The day has been designated to raise awareness around this global issue and to highlight the plight of the millions of women, men and children who are victims of trafficking from all corners of the world, as well as to encourage people to take action against this crime. 
29.07.2014
UN report highlights deterioration of human rights situation in Eastern Ukraine
 
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in its latest report on Ukraine released on 28 July 2014, noted a deterioration of the human rights situation in Eastern Ukraine.
The 65-page report, which covers the period from 8 June 2014 to 15 July 2014, highlights that since mid‑April 2014, 717 people have been abducted by armed groups in Eastern Ukraine, among them journalists, OSCE representatives, civil servants and civilians, including 392 girls and women. Many victims have been tortured and the whereabouts of 375 people remain unknown.
28.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress condemns using children as pawns in anti-Ukrainian campaign

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the wave of kidnappings of children by Russia-backed terrorists in the war-torn Eastern region of Ukraine.
 
According to a report by Ukraine’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on 26 July 2014 a terrorist group kidnapped orphans requiring constant medical care from an orphanage in Luhansk and attempted to illegally transport them across the border to the Russian Federation without any documentation.
28.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the U.S. Congress to adopt the proposed Ukraine Security Assistance Act
 
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the introduction by the co-Chairs of the United States Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Sandy Levin (D‑MI), of the Ukraine Security Assistance Act (H.R. 5190) and calls upon the U.S. Congress to promptly adopt the proposed legislation.
 
The legislation would stipulate a clear and specific process to provide direct military and security assistance to the Government of Ukraine as it seeks to strengthen its democracy and prevent further violence and aggression by Russia-backed terrorists within its borders.
25.07.2014
UWC President calls upon President Barack Obama to designate Ukraine as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States and to provide military aid

On 25 July 2014 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij sent a letter to the President of the United States Barack Obama calling upon him to designate Ukraine as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States and urgently provide military aid to Ukraine.
 
Notwithstanding the fact that Russia’s defiant aggression against Ukraine jeopardizes world peace as demonstrated by the recent downing of flight MH17 that killed 298 people from various countries, the European community continues to deny effective military assistance to Ukraine. Even more astounding is the fact that some countries are helping arm Russia – the aggressor state. For instance, France reiterated its commitment to sell French‑built Mistral class amphibious assault carriers to the Russian Navy.
24.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress President calls upon G20 President to take necessary measures to deal with Russia-backed terrorism

On 24 July 2014 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij issued an  appeal to the Honourable Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia and current G20 President, calling for immediate necessary measures to deal with Russia-backed terrorism.

23.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress International Election Observation Mission offers recommendations for Ukrainian electoral process in Final Report


On 23 July 2014 the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Election Observation Mission, which numbered 236 observers from 22 countries, released its 
Final Report confirming that the early 2014 Presidential Election in Ukraine on 25 May 2014 met international standards for the conduct of democratic elections.

21.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress urges France to refuse to sell Mistral navy ships to Russia
 
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges France to demonstrate its understanding of the far-reaching implications of the crisis in Ukraine by terminating its agreement to sell Mistral-class assault ships to Russia, officially recognized by the international community as a military aggressor and occupier.
 
20.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress launches new lifesaving initiative Project: Patriot Defence needs your support
 
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), under the leadership of its Kyiv-based Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana Suprun, has launched Project: Patriot Defence to provide medical training and equipment to the military with the goal of saving lives in combat.
 
18.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress calls upon G20 Trade Ministers to call for targeted sector-specific sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij sent an open letter to G20 Trade Ministers meeting in Sydney, Australia on 19 July 2014 urging them to:
 
a)  condemn the ongoing military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine as a violation of international law and fundamental human rights; and
 
b) call for targeted sector-specific sanctions (third level sanctions) against Russia in response to its illegal annexation of Crimea and unabated destabilization of Eastern Ukraine.
17.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress condemns the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger airliner by Russia-backed terrorists

The Ukrainian World Congress (
UWC) expresses condolences to the families and friends of the victims travelling on a Malaysian passenger airliner from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by Russia-backed terrorists. The flight was carrying 295 passengers from various countries.
This blatant act of horrific magnitude and inhumaneness once again confirms the serious threat to global peace and security posed by Russia-backed terrorists in Eastern Ukraine.
Today, the world has learned that, despite yesterday’s announcements of further sanctions by the United States and the European Union, Russia brazenly continues to escalate its aggression and destabilize the situation in Ukraine.
  
17.07.2014
All-Ukrainian open competition for the design of the Heroes of Nebesna Sotnya Memorial Complex in Kyiv


At the request of the Director for Urban Developmen
t and Architecture of the Kyiv City State Administration, Serhiy Tselovalnik, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is sharing information  about an All-Ukrainian open competition for the design of the Heroes of Nebesna Sotnya Memorial Complex in Kyiv, Ukraine. The competition is the initiative of the Kyiv Municipal Administration and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.  

16.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes the decisions of the United States and European Union to introduce further sanctions against Russia

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes today’s coordinated decisions of the United States and European Union (EU) to introduce further sanctions against Russia in response to its unabated brutal aggression in Ukraine.
The fact that these decisions were coordinated sends Russia a clear signal that it must respect its international commitments not with hollow statements but concrete actions.

The United States introduced sanctions against prominent Russian banks and energy companies, while the EU suspended new EU-backed investments in Russia. The EU is also preparing a list of individuals and companies that support actions violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine, specifically those related to the illegal annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Eastern Ukraine. 
15.07.2014
Ukrainian World Congress urges EU leaders to immediately impose targeted sector-specific sanctions on Russia

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges the leaders of the European Union meeting for an extraordinary summit on 16 July 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, to immediately impose targeted sector-specific sanctions on Russia as the brazen Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine continues unabatedly.
On 27 June 2014 the European Council concluded:
5. The European Council recalls that the European Commission, the EEAS and the Member States have been undertaking preparatory work on targeted measures, as it requested in March, so that further steps can be taken without delay. In that respect, the European Council expects that by Monday 30 June the following steps will have been taken: agreement on a verification mechanism, monitored by the OSCE, for the cease-fire and for the effective control of the border.



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