UWC and Ukrainian Canadian community leaders meets with Petro and Maryna Poroshenko

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November 19,2021 553
UWC and Ukrainian Canadian community leaders meets with Petro and Maryna Poroshenko

On November 18, 2021, The Ukrainian World Congress, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and Ukrainian Canadian community leaders met with Petro Poroshenko, V President of Ukraine, leader of the European Solidarity political party, and Maryna Poroshenko.

On the eve of the Halifax Security Forum, we had an opportunity to discuss security and foreign policy challenges, consolidation of the international community to counter the escalating Russian aggression and disinformation, as well as strengthening international support for Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations and reforms.

The UWC was represented by:

  • Paul Grod, President, Ukrainian World Congress
  • Dr. Yuri Huculak, Vice President, Ukrainian World Congress
  • Zenon Poticzny, Vice President, Ukrainian World Congress; President, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce
  • Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Chair, Human Rights Commission, Ukrainian World Congress; Former MP
  • Mariia Kupriianova, Executive Director, Ukrainian World Congress

The Ukrainian Canadian community was represented by:

  • Lesia Chyczij, President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress
  • Taras Bahriy, President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Ontario Provincial Council
  • Roman Medyk, Chair, Buduchnist Foundation, League of Ukrainian Canadians
  • Ian Ihnatowycz, Vice Chair, Ukrainian World Advisory Council, President, First Generation Capital
  • Jurij Klufas, President, Ukrainian National Federation
  • Slawko Borys, Chair, Ukrainian Credit Union
  • Orest Sklierenko, President, Canada Ukraine Foundation
  • Roman Grod, VP, World Council of Youth Organizations
  • Danya Pankiw, President, Ukrainian Canadian Student Union (SUSK)


  • Petro Poroshenko
  • Maryna Poroshenko
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