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25.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to Washington

On 24-25 May 2017, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij made a working visit to Washington, U.S.A., where he met with high-ranking government and civil society officials, and addressed the Gala Dinner on the theme, “U.S.-Ukraine: Partners in the Battle for Democracy and Security in Europe”.

23.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attack in Manchester

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack on 22 May 2017 in Manchester, Great Britain, at a concert primarily attended by youth, and children with parents.

The attack claimed the lives of more than twenty people including children, and injured dozens.

19.05.2017
Video clips of UWC 50th anniversary celebrations in Greece and Portugal

Below are links to videos from celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) in Greece and Portugal with the participation of UWC President Eugene Czolij.

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Athens, Greece, 22 April 2017.

18.05.2017
Ukrainians around the world join in marking the Day of Remembrance of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

18 May 2017 marks the 73rd anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea in 1944 on the order of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

On this day, declared in 2015 as the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people by the Parliament of Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of Crimean Tatars were deported from the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine to various regions of the Soviet Union.

17.05.2017
UWC welcomes signing of the Regulation on visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the official signing on 17 May 2017 of the Regulation on visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens to the European Union’s (EU) Schengen Area that was adopted on 11 May 2017 by the Council of the European Union.

Ukrainian citizens who have biometric passports will be able to enter all EU member states (apart from Ireland and the United Kingdom), as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, for up to 90 days during any 180-day period.

16.05.2017
UWC welcomes National Strategy to reform system of institutionalized care and education for children in Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption by the National Reform Council of Ukraine of a National Strategy for reforming the system of institutionalized care and education for children.

The long-term strategy for the years 2017-2026 adopted on 31 March 2017 sets out a plan to change the current system of institutionalized care and education of children to one which guarantees child care and education in a family or similar environment. 

16.05.2017
UWC encourages participation in International Vyshyvanka Day on 18 May in support of the Ukrainian peoplе

The Ukrainian World Congress encourages all Ukrainians in the diaspora and friends of Ukraine to participate in International Vyshyvanka Day by wearing Ukrainian embroidery (known in Ukrainian as a vyshyvanka) on 18 May 2017. 

Embroidered clothing is an ancient symbol of Ukraine that has globally popularized the Ukrainian nation and its culture. 

15.05.2017
UWC appalled by shelling of residential area by Russian Federation-backed terrorists resulting in four civilian deaths

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses condolences to the families of the innocent civilians who lost their lives on 13 May 2017 as a result of shelling by the Russian Federation-backed terrorists in the town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine.

The town in Eastern Ukraine came under fire in the evening resulting in four deaths, three of them women, and one serious injury.

 

15.05.2017
UWC congratulates Director of Recovery Room Adriana Luhovy on award-winning documentary

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates the Director of the feature documentary Recovery Room, Adriana Luhovy, as well as Producer Yurij Luhovy and Composer Roman Luhovy, on recent awards, including three Awards of Recognition at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards for Music Score, Woman Filmmaker and Foreign Feature, and an IndieFEST Award of Merit for Documentary Feature.

13.05.2017
UWC Coordinating Committee in Support of Ukraine discussed issue of dual citizenship for Ukrainians

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Coordinating Committee in Support of Ukraine discussed the issue of dual citizenship for Ukrainians in the context of foreign labour migration during a teleconference on 6 May 2017 organized by the UWC Mission in Ukraine.

11.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress congratulates President-elect of France Emmanuel Macron

On 11 May 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij sent a letter of congratulations to the President-elect of France Emmanuel Macron on his successful election on 9 May 2017.

The UWC President expressed gratitude to France for its unwavering support of Ukraine at a time of considerable political uncertainty for the European continent, exacerbated by the disinformation campaign of the Russian Federation designed to discredit the European community and the Western values it represents.

10.05.2017
UWC calls for action in support of imposing sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful imprisonment of filmmaker Oleh Sentsov

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon Ukrainians around the world to join the campaign urging governments to impose sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful imprisonment of acclaimed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov.

Oleh Sentsov was arrested on 10 May 2014 on politically motivated charges for his peaceful protest against the illegal occupation of Crimea by forces of the Russian Federation. 

08.05.2017
Resolution of the III Congress of Ukrainians in Poland on the 70th anniversary of Akcija “Wisla”

The III Congress of Ukrainians in Poland which took place on 28 April – 1 May 2017 in Peremyszl, Poland, adopted a Resolution on the 70th anniversary of Akcija “Wisla”.

The full text (in Ukrainian) of the Resolution is available HERE.

03.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij participated in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Poland

On 1 May 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Poland organized by the UWC member organization, Union of Ukrainians in Poland.

The UWC President delivered the keynote address during the commemoration held at the Narodnyi Dim in Przemysl confiscated by the Polish communist regime in 1947 during Akcija "Wisla" and returned in 2011 to the Ukrainian community by the Polish governing authorities.

03.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij participated in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Akcija “Wisla” in Poland

On 29-30 April and 1 May 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a visit to Poland with his wife Anna Czolij to participate in the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Akcija “Wisla”.

The UWC President began his visit on 29 April 2017 in Pavlokoma where he attended a service in memory of the 366 people who were killed in that village in early 1945 by the Polish military.

02.05.2017
UWC Secretary-General congratulates Ukrainian diaspora in Canada for engaging support for Ukraine’s democratic development

On 28-29 April 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Secretary-General Stefan Romaniw participated in Ukrainian community events in Toronto during a working visit to Canada.

The UWC Secretary-General delivered greetings to the banquet held on 29 April 2017 in conjunction with the XXVII Triennial Congress of the League of Ukrainian Canadians and XXI Triennial Congress of the League of Ukrainian Canadian Women during which he commended the work of the organizations and the entire Ukrainian diaspora in Canada in furthering the interests of Ukraine. 

01.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij met with high-ranking officials of Portugal

In the framework of commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), on 27-28 April 2017 UWC President Eugene Czolij met with high-ranking officials of Portugal.

During the meetings the UWC President welcomed the resolution adopted on 3 March 2017 by the Parliament of Portugal recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people and thanked the Parliament for its principled resolution.

01.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij participated in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Portugal  

On 27-28 April 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Lisbon, Portugal, organized by the UWC member organization Association of Ukrainians in Portugal.

On two separate occasions, at the Embassy of Ukraine in Portugal and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lisbon, the UWC President delivered an address during which he highlighted the many achievements of the UWC throughout its history, and the key priorities of the UWC including continued support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

01.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij met with high-ranking officials of Spain

In the framework of commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), on 25-26 April 2017 UWC President Eugene Czolij met with high-ranking officials of Spain.

During the meetings the UWC President encouraged Spanish governing authorities to officially recognize the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. 

01.05.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij participated in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Spain

On 25 April 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Madrid, Spain, organized by the Association “Ukrainian Community in Spain for the rights, honor and dignity of Ukrainians.” The UWC President delivered the keynote address during the commemoration with which he presented a snapshot of the many accomplishments throughout a 50-year history in furthering the interests of Ukrainians and Ukraine. 




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