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Russian Hybrid War


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.

02.01.2017
UWC 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.

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.

20.12.2016
UWC 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.

15.12.2016
UWC 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. 

During the forum held on 9 December 2016, Eugene Czolij delivered an address on the importance of uniting local Ukrainians within their umbrella organization in Germany – AUOG.

10.12.2016
UWC statement on International Human Rights Day

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the global community in marking International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016.  

Despite the commitments of the international community on the entrenchment of human rights in every society, the world continues to witness the blatant violation of these fundamental rights of the Ukrainian people by the Russian Federation that refuses to recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. 

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. 

25.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to France

On 20-23 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij carried out a working visit to Paris, France, where he participated in events marking the anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33, and met with high-ranking officials of France and civil society.

25.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes official visit to Turkey

On 17-19 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij concludes official visit to Turkey where he met with His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople - New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch and the local Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities.

21.11.2016
UWC President meets with the Ecumenical Patriarch in Turkey 

On 18 November 2016 in the office of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, Turkey, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople - New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.

21.11.2016
UWC President concludes series of meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Union, NATO and Belgium

On 13-16 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij held a series of official meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Union (EU), NATO and Belgium on the issues of support for Ukraine and securing global peace and security.

19.11.2016
UWC condemns military actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and Syria and calls to support campaign Condemn Russia's Crimes in Ukraine and Syria

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the military actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and Syria including the ongoing buildup of troops, weaponry and aircraft in this region.

Emboldened by some wavering on the part of the international community regarding sanctions against the Russian Federation in response to its illegal occupation of Crimea and hybrid war on the territory of Eastern Ukraine, the Russian Federation continues to escalate its military involvement in the war in Ukraine and Syria in an effort to continue bolstering its imperialist ambitions.

08.11.2016
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 on 15 November 2016, condemns the 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.

07.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to Ukraine

31 October – 5 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij was on a working visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he held a series of official meetings with the Heads of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Vice Prime Ministers, Ministers and other high-ranking state officials of Ukraine, as well as with representatives of the international community and Ukrainian civil society, and appeared before the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Foreign Affairs Committee.

01.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

On 1 November 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met officially with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to discuss the strengthening of the coordination of activities in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and human rights in view of the Russian aggression against Ukraine; the consolidation of Ukraine as a reformed European state and combatting corruption in Ukraine.

25.10.2016
UWC fully supports principled position of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on limiting veto power at the UN Security Council

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has welcomed and expressed full support for the courageous and principled position of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on limiting veto power at the UN Security Council, as elaborated with his statement on 4 October 2016 as follows:

I firmly believe that the time has come for strong leadership and bold actions, and that the UN Security Council should, without any further delay, adopt criteria to restrain members from using the veto when there are serious concerns that war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide may have been committed.

22.10.2016
UWC calls upon Inter-Parliamentary Union to reject proposal to convene Assembly in the Russian Federation 

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has called upon the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to reject the proposal to convene the 137th Assembly of the IPU scheduled for 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

In a letter issued on 22 October 2016 to the IPU President, IPU Secretary General, Heads of National Delegations to the IPU set to meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on 23-27 October 2016, UWC President Eugene Czolij highlighted that a decision to convene the 137th IPU Assembly in the Russian Federation would counter a focal point of the organization, namely the promotion of human rights, parliamentary democracy and development.

20.10.2016
UWC urges EU Leaders to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation and refrain from any policy of appeasement

In a letter issued on 19 October 2016, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij appealed to Leaders of the European Union (EU) to maintain and strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation and refrain from considering any policy of appeasement in discussions on the future of relations between EU member states and the Russian Federation.

On the eve of a debate on EU relations with the Russian Federation in Brussels, Belgium, the UWC President highlighted that Russian aggression is not isolated in Ukraine. 




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