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Ukrainian World Congress calls upon President of Ukraine to sign EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

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22 November 2013


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Ukrainian World Congress calls upon President of Ukraine to sign EU-Ukraine Association Agreement




The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon President Viktor Yanukovych to immediately take the necessary steps in order to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement during the Third Summit of the Eastern Partnership in Vilnius on 28-29 November 2013.

 


The signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will confirm Ukraine’s European choice and guarantee, first and foremost, a strong stimulus for democracy and social progress, access by the Ukrainian people to the world’s largest economy and European economic and social programs, support for the modernization of the energy sector, and the acceleration of reforms in education and health care.

 


On the other hand, the rejection of this unique opportunity to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and the active engagement in a dialogue with Russia regarding the Customs Union will thwart the Ukrainian nation’s European aspirations, undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty, support Russia’s expansionist ambitions, and cause further deterioration of human rights.

 


“The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon President Viktor Yanukovych to make the right choice for the good of the Ukrainian people and sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.


 




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The UWC is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 33 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status.


 

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