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UCC calls “elections” in Russian-occupied Crimea Illegal and Illegitimate

September 19, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the Russian Federation’s illegal and illegitimate attempt to hold “elections” in Russian-occupied Crimea: The “elections” that the Russian Federation attempted to hold yesterday in Russian-occupied Crimea are nothing short of illegal and illegitimate under international law. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea [&hellip


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125 Years Since the Beginning of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada – Celebrate with Us!

September 7, 2016. OTTAWA. On September 7, 1891 Vasyl Ilyniak and Iwan Pylypow, both from Nebyliv, western Ukraine, arrived in Quebec City on the SS Oregon. They travelled to Canada’s West, and spread the news about the vast farmlands there back to Ukraine. Their arrival marked the beginning of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. For more [&hellip


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UCC Calls on G20 Leaders to Suspend Russia’s Participation in G20 and Bolster Sanctions

September 2, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is calling on G20 leaders to suspend Russia’s participation in the G20 and bolster sanctions against Russia in order put pressure on Russian President Putin to end Russia’s war against Ukraine and Russia’s occupation of sovereign Ukrainian territory in the Crimea and Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. [&hellip


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Greetings on the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine August 24, 1991-August 24, 2016

Dear Friends! The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, its member organizations, provincial councils and local branches extend warm greetings to the Ukrainian Canadian community and all those celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence! 25 years ago, the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for independence, self-determination and freedom were realized and the hopes of so many generations [&hellip


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Statements on 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.,  Prime Minister of Canada August 24, 2016 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence: “Today, we join the Ukrainian community—here in Canada and around the world—to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. “Canada [&hellip


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UCC SUPPORTS BLACK RIBBON DAY COMMEMORATIONS

 August 23, 2016 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages all Canadians to take part in Black Ribbon Day Commemoration events being held across the country. These events are organized by the Central and Eastern European Council (CEEC), which represents the interests of 4 million Canadians of Central and Eastern European heritage. In [&hellip


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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black Ribbon Day

Ottawa, Ontario 23 August 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe: “Today, we honour the victims and survivors of Communism and Nazism in Europe, and all those around the world who continue to [&hellip


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UCC and SUSK Welcome Connor Moen as New National Coordinator

August 15, 2016, Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) are pleased to announce the appointment of Connor Moen as the new National Coordinator. Connor recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Saskatchewan and will join the UCC staff in Ottawa on September [&hellip


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Russia’s Military Escalation – A Threat to Ukraine and Global Security

August 11, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s military escalation, its aggressive, provocative statements, and continued refusal to honour a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Large movements of Russian troops, tanks, artillery and other materiel into the occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas over the last week have been [&hellip


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