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UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS SLAMS YANUKOVYCH-PUTIN SELLOUT

Dec 20th, 2013 | By

“Russia tightens its stranglehold on Ukraine.” OTTAWA – December 20, 2013. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress condemns the agreement signed by Mr. Yanukovych and Mr. Putin in Moscow yesterday which places Ukraine completely under Russia’s economic, political and cultural sphere of influence. The minutes of the sixth meeting of the Russian – Ukrainian Interstate Commission on…


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…


Mission Canada – 2013 Preliminary Report – 5 by-elections

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

MISSION CANADA UKRAINE REPEAT PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION Preliminary Report Summary of Preliminary Findings Mission Canada, the independent Canadian election observation mission sponsored by the Government of Canada, is unable at this time to determine whether the December 15th repeat Parliamentary elections in 5 electoral districts met international democratic standards. We will continue to monitor the tabulation…


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

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

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…


Slavist, Scholar and Patriot – Jaroslaw Rozumny passes at 88

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

JAROSLAV ROZUMNYJ With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Jaroslav Rozumnyj on December 8, 2013, at the age of 88, at home with members of his family at his side. His memory will always be treasured by his wife and companion of 51 years Oksana (née Hrycenko); daughter Larysa (Jamie) of Ottawa; sons Roman…


Ukrainian World Congress is deeply troubled by the use of force on peaceful demonstrators on Kyiv’s EuroMaidan

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is deeply troubled by the actions of Ukraine’s governing authorities who, once again, during the night, chose to use riot police to silence the peaceful protesters on Kyiv’s EuroMaidan. With these actions Ukraine’s governing authorities have shown the world their disrespect for the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights and…


Trying to get into Yanukovych’s head…

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

11 December 2013 at 18:24 The question on the minds of many in Ukraine (and I suspect around the world) today is “why?” Why did the Yanukovych regime choose to attempt to clear the demonstrators from Kyiv’s city center specifically during the early hours of 11/12/13? This is not merely a numerological question. Given the…


Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on developments in Ukraine

Dec 11th, 2013 | By
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Canada is deeply concerned with last night’s developments in Ukraine. The decision by Ukrainian authorities to use riot police against peaceful protests in Kyiv’s Maidan Square is undemocratic and excessive. It is particularly troubling as it follows on the police violence against peaceful protestors, mostly students, only days ago.


Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on developments in Ukraine

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Pretoria, South Africa 11 December 2013 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on developments in Ukraine: “Canada is deeply concerned with last night’s developments in Ukraine. The decision by Ukrainian authorities to use riot police against peaceful protests in Kyiv’s Maidan Square is undemocratic and excessive. It is particularly troubling as it…


Ukrainian World Congress urges the European Parliament to respond to the call of the people of Ukraine

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

On 10 December 2013 the Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij sent a written appeal for the European Parliament to embrace the sincere call of the people of Ukraine to be part of the European Union.On this day, as the European Parliament convenes a session entitled “Outcome of the Vilnius Summit and the future of the Eastern Partnership, in…