Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the President of Ukraine to not sign Customs Union agreement

Dec 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Canada, European Union, News, Russia, Ukraine

On the eve of the trip of President Viktor Yanukovych to Moscow, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges him to not, under any circumstance, sign the Customs Union agreement, to cease all non-transparent negotiations with the President of Russia and to not enter into any agreements with Russia that would bring Ukraine closer to the Customs Union.

“The UWC calls upon the governing authorities of Ukraine to act in accordance with the law of Ukraine On the principles of foreign and domestic policies and, listening to the will of the Ukrainian people, demonstrate, as quickly as possible, with concrete actions the renewal of preparations for signing the EUUkraine Association Agreement instead of moving toward the Customs and Eurasian unions which constitutes a revival of the Soviet Union,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.

The UWC is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 33 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status.

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