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Strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations

Strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations February 28, 2019. Ottawa. The strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations were highlighted this week in Ottawa with the visit of Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Defence, Anatolii Petrenko.  Mr. Petrenko testified before Canada’s Parliamentary Defence Committee and was the keynote speaker at a special event for the Canadian Armed [&hellip


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UCC concerned about T-34 film

Feb 22 – Ottawa.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is expressing concern about the film “T-34” being screened in Canada at Cineplex theatres. The T34 tank was the weapon used by the Soviet Union to keep captive the peoples of Eastern Europe for four decades.  Together with its Nazi German ally, at the beginning of WWII, [&hellip


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UCC President calls for renewal of Operation UNIFIER

Feb 21 – Ottawa.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National President Alexandra Chyczij today wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the importance of renewing and extending Canada’s military training mission, Operation UNIFIER. Please see the letter below


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UCC welcomes Tara Katrusiak Baran 

February 21 – Ottawa.  UCC Chief Executive Officer Ihor Michalchyshyn today announced that Tara Katrusiak Baran has joined us the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to develop policy in key areas of interest to the community leading up to the upcoming Canadian federal election and UCC’s 26th Triennial Congress.  “Tara brings a depth of experience to UCC, and will be working [&hellip


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Remembering the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Remembering the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred The following statement was released in Ottawa by Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. On February 20, Ukrainians around the world commemorate the fallen heroes of the Heavenly Hundred “Небесна Сотня” *. In 2013 thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets when their hope for [&hellip


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UCC marks 29th International Development Week

UCC marks 29th International Development Week February 8 – Ottawa.  This week Canada commemorates the 29th annual International Development Week (IDW).  This week offers an opportunity to celebrate Canadian contributions to positive global change, honour those who have made a difference, and analyze the results of our humanitarian assistance. From the time of the arrival of the [&hellip


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In Remembrance of Paul Dewar

February 7, 2019 – Ottawa.  It is with great sadness that the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) extends its deepest condolences to the family of Paul Dewar who passed away on February 6, 2019 in Ottawa.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Julia Sneyd, and two sons, Nathaniel and Jordan, as well as the [&hellip


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UCC Supports Medical Reform in Ukraine

February 6, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is concerned by the recent ruling of the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv on February 5, 2019 which temporarily suspended Dr. Ulana Suprun from carrying out her duties as Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine.  The Court’s ruling has serious consequences for the health of Ukrainians as it [&hellip


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UCC supports #MedReform in Ukraine

Feb 5 – Ottawa.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress issued the following statement today: “UCC is concerned by the ruling of the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv earlier today, which bans Dr. Ulana Suprun from carrying out her duties as Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine. We recognize the significant accomplishments of the Ministry of Health [&hellip


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UCC announces new Communications & Policy Analyst

    Ukrainian Canadian Congress announces new Communications & Policy Analyst, Mr. Vilyen Pidgornyy   Feb 5 – Ottawa. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mr. Vilyen Pidgornyy to the staff team working in UCC’s Ottawa office.   “We are happy to have Vilyen join the UCC team, and we [&hellip


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