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UWC VP opens Ukraine Economic Recovery conference in Chicago

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February 16,2024 414
UWC VP opens Ukraine Economic Recovery conference in Chicago

Marta Farion, UWC Vice President for North America and Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Vice President (UCCA) participated in the event on Ukraine’s economic recovery that was organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the team of Penny Pritzker, the US Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery.

UWC’s Vice President opened the conference. Mrs. Farion addressed the audience on behalf of the Ukrainian community in the United States in her speech: “It’s been two years since Russia thought it would take over Kyiv and install its own president. But, to the astonishment of the world, Ukraine’s military force fiercely defended its sovereignty and pushed the enemy to the east and further out into the Black Sea. Ukraine punctured Russia’s Aura of invincibility,” said Farion.

Farion thanked the American people for their assistance to Ukraine, both military and humanitarian. “The politicians play their games, but the majority of the American people do support the ideals of the founding fathers of freedom, fairness, and justice,” emphasized Farion.

The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova also addressed the conference: “During my video address, I emphasized that Ukraine’s priority is to win the war and then win in peace. To achieve this, we not only need continued assistance, more weapons, and budgetary support now, not only to address security risks and move towards NATO membership, but also to involve a significant amount of American business already, so that Ukraine can return to self-sufficiency and economic prosperity as soon as possible,” Markarova said.

During the conference, Penny Pritzker, in conversation with Ivo Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discussed efforts aimed at encouraging international partners to strengthen their support for Ukraine’s economic recovery and ensuring that their initiatives align with Ukraine’s needs,” added Markarova.

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