Thoughts on Putin – 15 July 2014

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

I’ve spent the past week in Canada visiting my elderly parents. Other than having to deal with jet lag, I’ve also experienced a degree of culture shock: for the average Canadian, the situation in Ukraine is very distant indeed. For Ukrainian-Canadians who I would classify as intellectuals, the ongoing war in the Donbas is more…

Full Hansard of Emergency Debate on the Situation in Ukraine in Canada’s Parliament: January, 27, 2014

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Text of a motion tabled by Conservative MP James Bezan and passed in the House of Commons Monday, Jan. 27, 2014: That this House: Condemns the draconian law that was adopted in Ukraine on January 17, 2014 that severely limits the right of Ukrainians to peacefully organize, assemble or protest; Recognizes that such a law…


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…

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…

Rallies drew Ukrainian-American to Kiev

Dec 18th, 2013 | By

Dream: End Russian influence By Jeremiah Horrigan Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 12/18/13 Last updated: 8:54 AM – 12/18/13 PINE BUSH — Andriy Bihun surprised himself when he heard the call. Like so many other Ukrainian-Americans, the 48-year-old Pine Bush resident was watching a live news feed from what’s become known as Independence Square…

Australia – AFUO advocacy update on Euromaidan

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

1. Australian Foreign Minister has issued a statement on the situation in Ukraine. MPs have said to Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) that they have heard from their Australian and Ukrainian Australian constituents on this matter. Thank you to those community members keeping their local Federal MPs informed. 2. The Department of Foreign Affairs…

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…

Ukrainian World Congress Statement on International Human Rights Day

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

10 December 2013 “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela Ukrainian World Congress Statement on International Human Rights Day The Ukrainian World Congress joins the global community in commemorating International Human Rights Day on 10…

Ukraine’s Revolution – Sunday December 8, 2013

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

Given the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the destruction of the statue of Lenin in Kyiv today that I have been reading on Facebook, I realize that this note may not be received well by all. My thoughts may be particularly controversial to friends from outside Ukraine. Before I get into details, let me state outright:…

Letter to Canada’s Prime Minister, Press release : EU Ukraine summit

Feb 16th, 2013 | By

The Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine asked Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, to intervene in the release of Ukraine’s incarcerated political opposition leaders as a pre-requisite to the signing of the European Union’s Association Agreement.