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Elections in America and Ukrainian-American Issues

Jul 9th, 2016 | By

With the upcoming elections in the United States, particularly presidential and congressional, Ukrainian American voters should be raising issues of concern with the candidates. The purpose is to both inform the candidates about those issues and to let the Ukrainian-American electorate know the candidates’ positions.

Statement of the former anti-Communist Hungarian dissident movement on the Russian military threat against Ukraine

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

We call on the Hungarian government that until now has been seeking its own political and economic benefits and has tried to adjust its policies in line with Russian interests to take an unequivocal stand on the side of its allies and give up its hitherto shameful behavior. We call on the government to behave…

Australians condemn new dictatorship laws in Ukraine

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

January 17, 2014 The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations condemns the most recent moves by the regime of Ukraine’s President Yanukovych to kerb political and religious freedom in Ukraine, and calls for sanctions against Mr Yanukovych and his associates.   The parliament of Ukraine, dominated and manipulated by the President’s political party, yesterday adopted legislation…


Jan 4th, 2014 | By

Christmas is one of the holiest holidays for all Christians that celebrates the arrival on earth of the Son of God, strengthens us spiritually, rejuvenates our souls in love and forgiveness, renews our faith in the triumph of goodness over evil, and instills in us hope for a prosperous future. On this day, as the holiday church bells toll, we…

Ukrainian World Congress strongly condemns violent attacks on journalist and EuroMaidan activists

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is shocked by the startling attacks on journalist Tetyana Chornovol and co-organizor of the peaceful EuroMaidan in Kharkiv Dmytro Pylypets that are deliberate attempts to scare or punish journalists and activists of antigovernment actions in Ukraine.According to media reports, during the night of 24 December 2013 journalist Tetyana Chornovol was pursued…

Ukrainians in Australia call on Australian Government to  condemn  violent attack on journalist and ongoing reprisals

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) strongly condemns the current abhorrent wave of terror and violence  being applied to the  Ukrainian European supporters in Ukraine. Over past days bloodied demonstrations of reprisals against , journalists, civil society activists, including Tatiana CHORNOVOL and Dmytro PYLYPETS  convincingly argue that the Ukrainian Government regime and  their ‘foot…

Statement by the International Council in support of Ukraine concerning the Ukraine-Russia strategic partnership agreement

Dec 25th, 2013 | By

Toronto, 23 December 2013 With reference to its statement of 5 December 2013 ( that, inter alia, condemns Russia’s political and economic aggression against Ukraine, the International Council in Support of Ukraine (ICSU) states the following concerning the signing by President Putin of Russia and President Yanukovych of Ukraine of an Agreement on the Ukraine-Russia…

A Revolution of Dignity

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, with only one week before the scheduled signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, the former’s head of its Cabinet of Ministers announced that there would be no signing, at least not within a week at the upcoming Vilnius summit. What ensued was a spontaneous people’s…

UWC raises awareness of international community of psychological pressure on EuroMaidan supporters

Dec 19th, 2013 | By

On 19 December 2013 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij issued a letter to the international community drawing attention to recent reports of undue psychological pressure being exerted by Ukraine’s authorities and security forces on EuroMaidan supporters. The UWC highlighted the very perturbing statement issued on 13 December 2013 by the Rectorate of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, which describes…

Australian ambassador to Ukraine & AFUO President meet in Kyiv to discuss Euromaidan issues

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Australia’s Ambassador with responsibility for Ukraine, Her Excellency Jean Dunn, today arrived in Kyiv and met with the President of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO), Mr Stefan Romaniw OAM. The Ambassador, who is based in the Australian Embassy in Warsaw, will also be meeting with fellow diplomatic representatives in Ukraine tomorrow to obtain…