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HUMANITARIAN AID TO THOSE IN NEED AT THE #EUROMAIDAN’S

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

12/13/2013 In the last week, United Ukrainian American Relief Committee’s (UUARC) headquarters continues to send collected humanitarian aid to help those in need at the EuroMaidans, in the form of medical, hygiene products, blankets, food, thermoses and the like. Understand that the humanitarian aid cannot reach all the hundreds of thousands that need assistance. UUARC…


UWC troubled by latest reports of possible threats to EuroMaidan and undue pressure on citizens of Ukraine

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

MEDIA RELEASE December 13, 2013 The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is troubled by news reports out of Ukraine that are forewarning of a new assault on peaceful EuroMaidan protesters in Kyiv. This could take the form of a staged provocation designed to create mass chaos in Kyiv and the perception of an East‑West divide. In addition,…


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…


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…


DECLARATION of the Permanent Synod of the UGCC

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

We are profoundly disturbed by the actions of the state security forces on the Maydan Square in heart of Kyiv conducted under the cover of the night. We condemn the action directed towards restricting civil liberties, especially the freedom of expression and peaceful civic manifestation of the citizens of Ukraine. We declare our support and…


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…


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:…


Ukrainian World Congress supports the Ukrainian nation in its struggle for Euro-integration and democratization

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) supports the Ukrainian nation which, in large numbers and with widespread actions in Kyiv and throughout Ukraine, is demonstrating its decisive will to live in a European and truly democratic state.On 30 November 2013 in Kyiv the militia violently met those who attempted to realize their democratic right to a peaceful gathering. Pressure continues…