UWC delegation visits Ukraine and bordering countries: Uniting in support of defenders!

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March 16,2022 213
UWC delegation visits Ukraine and bordering countries: Uniting in support of defenders!

A Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) delegation is currently visiting Ukraine and neighbouring countries actively assisting Ukrainian refugees. The main issues addressed by the visit were the coordination of international aid to Ukraine, the humanitarian policy with respect to Ukrainian refugees, and humanitarian aid, particularly for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In Warsaw, the UWC delegation discussed support for Ukrainian refugees with Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia. “Poland is doing vital work in response to this crisis. Since Russia invaded Ukraine, we estimate that more than 1.4 million Ukrainians have crossed the Polish border – this is the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War, and we at the UWC are working around the clock to provide them with all possible support,” stated UWC President Paul Grod.

The UWC delegation also thanked Poland for the recent adoption of a special act on assistance to Ukrainian refugees, and unprecedented economic and financial support for Ukraine.

The UWC President and First Vice President Stefan Romaniw met on the Ukrainian border with Ukrainian refugees crossing into Poland at the Shehyni-Medyka and Krakovets-Korczowa border crossings.

UWC leaders also joined the US bipartisan Congressional delegation led by Senator Rob Portman, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Roger Wicker, Sen. Richard Blumenthal meeting with refugees fleeing Ukraine and border officials.

Paul Grod commented on the current situation at the border in an interview with Canadian television broadcaster CBC.

A meeting for the coordination of international support was held in Lviv, Ukraine, with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba. Among the appeals, the UWC leaders and the Minister called on Ukrainian communities and friends of Ukraine around the world to actively boycott Russian goods.

Paul Grod and Stefan Romaniw also met with the Mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, to discuss humanitarian aid and the coordinating role of the city of Lviv. They stressed the importance of consolidating the efforts of Ukrainians around the world.

“We call on the international community to support the brave women and men in Ukraine on the frontline of the fight for freedom. Our global fundraising campaign #UniteWithUkraine aims to deliver protective and medical equipment where it is most needed, so I would like to thank all those who have already donated,” said Paul Grod.

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