Paul Grod on UWC advancing Ukraine’s victory

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December 7,2023 415
Paul Grod on UWC advancing Ukraine’s victory

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has been implementing various initiatives to bring Ukraine’s victory closer, as well as to support Ukrainian victims of the Russian genocidal war, the UWC President Paul Grod said on air of the Ukrainske Radio.

The UWC’s Unite with Ukraine initiative plays a pivotal role in aiding Ukrainian defenders. According to Paul Grod, this initiative ranks third among public donor organizations supporting the Armed Forces by providing armored vehicles. Funds amassed through Unite with Ukraine are allocated to purchase essential gear like body armor, helmets, walkie-talkies, and thermal imagers. Additionally, frontline support includes dispatching excavators, bulldozers, generators, and demining machinery. Ukrainian defenders receive critical supplies such as combat medic backpacks, individual NATO first-aid kits, Israeli bandages, and tourniquets as part of this concerted effort.

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has prioritized the reconstruction of Ukraine and the restoration of its war-torn energy infrastructure. Through its Energize Ukraine initiative, the UWC has taken steps toward this goal by installing essential equipment in a school located in Chernihiv. This initiative also involves implementing energy-efficient measures within the educational institution to ensure its continued operation, even during blackouts.

Ukrainian communities are actively working to strengthen Ukraine’s voice in the world. “Our communities work day and night abroad to support Ukraine. In various spheres – humanitarian, military, and political,” stated Paul Grod.

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is currently ramping up its efforts to promote and safeguard the Ukrainian language within Ukrainian communities worldwide.

“The language issue is critically important, especially for Ukrainians who recently left [Ukraine]. Currently, it is more difficult for Ukrainians who speak Russian abroad to integrate into the Ukrainian community. For these Ukrainians, the Russian language is a threat. The civilized world looks at the Russians aggressively for obvious reasons. Therefore, it is critical for our people who go abroad not to speak Russian but Ukrainian. Speaking Ukrainian to your children is also important,” Paul Grod said.

The Ukrainian identity will be lost without the Ukrainian language, the UWC President emphasized. In this aspect, the Ukrainian World Congress is trying to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

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