Russian Federation continues its attempts to ban the activities of the Ukrainian World Congress
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community to react to the continued repressive actions being taken by the Russian Federation to ban the activities of the UWC in the Russian Federation in an attempt to isolate the Ukrainian minority in Russia from the Ukrainian diaspora.
Media reports from 18 April 2016 revealed that the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Prosecutor’s Office are currently analyzing information to determine whether to ban the activities of the UWC in the Russian Federation.
Russian authorities have never informed the UWC why it is being targeted by such initiatives, nor why is it considered to be “a danger to the constitutional order of the Russian Federation.”
“The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community, including human rights organizations, to support the rights of the Ukrainian minority and halt the increase of violations of fundamental freedoms in the Russian Federation,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.