UWC dismayed by Summit meeting between the Presidents of the United States and the Russian Federation and calls for international community to unequivocally demonstrate support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses dismay over the lack of any public condemnation of the Russian Federation by President of the United States Donald Trump during a press conference held after his Summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 16 July 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.
During the press conference, United States President Donald Trump made no mention of the numerous blatant violations by the Russian Federation of its international obligations and our most fundamental values, its downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine and the death of 298 innocent people on the eve of the fourth anniversary of this horrible crime, its illegal occupation of Crimea, its invasion of Eastern Ukraine, its imprisonment of more than 70 Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar political prisoners and its detention of over 100 Ukrainian hostages in the Donbas.
Moreover, an important and glaring opportunity was lost to underscore the unequivocal support of the United States of America for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the continuation of sanctions against the Russian Federation until such time that it fully complies with its international obligations.
The UWC supports its member organization, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, in maintaining that the national security interests of the United States include the fulfillment of the country’s public and binding security guarantees to Ukraine and that only a unified security alliance can prevail over Russian hybrid aggression.
“The Ukrainian World Congress calls for the international community to unequivocally demonstrate its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and further uncover Russian disinformation that undermines the common values of the democratic free world,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.