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UCC calls for united international response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

UCC calls for united international response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine Ahead of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers (December 4-5), the UCC wrote to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, calling for a united, robust response by Canada and NATO Allies to Russia’s blatant act of aggression against Ukrainian naval vessels [&hellip


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UCC President Paul Grod elected President of UWC

XI Ukrainian World Congress update UCC President Paul Grod elected President of UWC November 28. 2018. KYIV, UKRAINE. On November 26-27, 2018, 248 delegates representing 26 countries gathered in Kyiv for the XI Ukrainian World Congress, holding deliberations on the strategic direction of the Ukrainian community in the world. The President of the Ukrainian Canadian [&hellip


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Nov 26 Ukraine Situation Briefing

UCC Situation Briefing on Ukraine: Crisis following Russia’s attack on Ukrainian navy ships On November 25, in a deliberate and unprovoked attack, Russian warships attacked and opened fire on Ukrainian navy ships in neutral waters in the Sea of Azov. At least 6 Ukrainian sailors are wounded. Three Ukrainian ships were captured by Russian naval [&hellip


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Russian warships attack and seize Ukrainian ships

  Russian warships attack and seize Ukrainian ships International community must support Ukraine against Russia’s latest escalation of aggression November 26, 2018. KYIV, UKRAINE. On November 25, in a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian warships attacked and opened fire on Ukrainian navy ships in neutral waters in the Sea of Azov. As of 12:30 AM [&hellip


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Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

 Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day  Ukraine Remembers. The World Acknowledges      November 23, 2018. OTTAWA. On Saturday, November 24, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33, millions of Ukrainians – children, women and men – were murdered by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin. This year, we solemnly commemorate the 85th anniversary of this genocide of the Ukrainian people. [&hellip


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Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill 

Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill    November 22, 2018. OTTAWA. On November 20, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada held a well-attended, solemn commemoration in Canada’s Parliament to mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the genocide of the Ukrainian people.  In 1932-33, the totalitarian [&hellip


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Ukrainians mark Day of Dignity and Freedom

November 21, 2018. OTTAWA. On November 21, the Ukrainian people mark the Day of Dignity and Freedom. Five years ago today, the people of Ukraine took to the streets in protest of their government’s decision not to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The regime responded with violence. On the night of November 29-30, security forces brutally beat young [&hellip


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UCC concerned about next Interpol President

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress wrote to Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, to express concerns about the selection of the next Interpol President


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UCC welcomes Atlantic Council delegation to Ottawa

UCC welcomes Atlantic Council delegation to Ottawa November 14, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomed a delegation from the Atlantic Council to Ottawa on November 6 and 7 for a series of discussions with high-level Canadian officials. The Atlantic Council delegation was headed by Ambassador John Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia [&hellip


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