Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij concludes visit to Ukraine
On 13-15 September 2018, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Ukraine, during which he raised current Ukrainian issues with the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine, high-ranking officials of Ukraine, other countries and international institutions, and representatives of civil society.
While in Kyiv, the UWC President discussed strategic issues related to combating Russian hybrid aggression, the development of the Ukrainian state, and recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, particularly during the15th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting (YES).
With President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, Eugene Czolij also discussed the commemoration in Ukraine of the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor and invited them to the XI Ukrainian World Congress to be held in Kyiv on 24-27 November 2018.
Eugene Czolij also thanked the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, for the unwavering support for Ukraine in the defence of its territorial integrity.
The UWC President met separately with the President of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Andriy Meleshevych, to discuss future cooperation between the UWC and this university. Eugene Czolij was accompanied to this meeting by Director of the UWC Mission to Ukraine Serhiy Kasyanchuk.
“The Ukrainian World Congress will continue to further the issue of the defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and its development in cooperation with the governing authorities and civil society of Ukraine and the international community,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.
List of individuals with whom the UWC President met:
Ariev Volodymyr, Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Austrevicius Petras, Member of European Parliament and Chair of the EU-Ukraine Friendship Group
Beck Marieluise, former member of the Bundestag, co-founder of Zentrum Liberale Moderne
Bildt Carl, former Prime Minister of Sweden
Cox Pat, former President of the European Parliament
Gahler Michael, Member of the European Parliament and Standing Rapporteur of the European Parliament on Ukraine
Gerasymov Artur, Head of the Delegation of Ukraine to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly
Groysman Volodymyr, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Hrytsenko Anatolii, Leader of the Hromadianska Pozytsia Party
Kaljulaid Kersti, President of Estonia
Klimkin Pavlo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Klympush-Tsintsadze Ivanna, Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
Kowal Paweł, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences
Kryvenko Viktor, Leader of the Narodnyi Rukh Party
Kubilius Andrius, former Prime Minister of Lithuania
Kuchma Leonid, former President of Ukraine
Kwaśniewski Aleksander, former President of Poland
Lutsenko Yuriy, Prosecutor General of Ukraine
Meleshevych Andriy, President of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Mingarelli Hugues, European Union Ambassador to Ukraine, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine
Nyshchuk Yevhen, Minister of Culture of Ukraine
Poroshenko Petro, President of Ukraine
Pranckevičius Arnoldas, Head of the European Commission Representation in Lithuania
Tymoshenko Yulia, Leader of the Batkivschyna Party
Vakarchuk Svyatoslav, community activist and lead vocalist of Okean Elzy
Volker Kurt – Ambassador, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, U.S. Department of State
Wagner Peter, Head of the Support Group for Ukraine at the European Commission