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Emergency Debate Session Concludes and Condemns

CANADA’S PARLIAMENT UNANIMOUSLY CONDEMNS TYMOMOSHENKO VERDICT AND POLITICALLY MOTIVATED SELECTIVE JUSTICE IN UKRAINE ADDITIONAL LINKS: Briefing Note On Situation In Ukraine – October 18, 2011 UCC Backgrounder On Politically Motivated, Selective Justice In Ukraine VIDEOS: Debate On Democracy In Ukraine, House Of Commons, Ottawa, Canada, 18 October 2011 [UkeTube] Debate On Democracy In Ukraine. House […]


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UCC Backgrounder on Politically motivated, selective Justice in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) joins international governments and agencies to convey its dismay over the pressure being exerted by Ukraine’s government on political opponents, particularly the way in which court cases against political opponents are being pursued. In addition to several politically motivated court cases, the unreasonable arrest of former Prime Minister Tymoshenko, the […]


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UCC Welcomes Emergency Debate on Ukraine

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS WELCOMES EMERGENCY DEBATE ON SITUATION IN UKRAINE IN CANADA’S HOUSE OF COMMONS October 17, 2011-Ottawa, Canada-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomed the resolution adopted by the House of Commons to hold an emergency debate tomorrow on the situation in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Canadian community is deeply disturbed by the verdict rendered in the trial […]


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UCC Awarded Shevchenko Medal to PM Harper at Tribute in Toronto

October 15, 2011-Toronto, Ontario-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awarded the highest honour that it can bestow upon Canada’s Prime Minister the Right Honourable Stephen Harper at a Tribute dinner attended by almost six hundred of members of the Ukrainian Canadian community last night.


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UCC Awarded Shevchenko Medal to PM Harper at Tribute in Toronto

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS AWARDED SHEVCHENKO MEDAL TO PRIME MINISTER HARPER PM Stephen Harper Accepts Award from UCC National President Paul Grod October 15, 2011-Toronto, Ontario-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awarded the highest honour that it can bestow upon Canada’s Prime Minister the Right Honourable Stephen Harper at a Tribute dinner attended by almost six hundred of members […]


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Canadian Politicians React to 7 Year Sentence for Tymoshenko

Canadian Politicians Respond to the Ukrainian Court Decision October 13, 2011-Ottawa-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomes statements made by Canadian politicians Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Liberal Leader Bob Rae, Robert Sopuck, M.P. and James Bezan, M.P. on the sentencing of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Please click on the link below to view complete statement: Foreign Affairs […]


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UCC Reaction to 7 Year Sentence for Tymoshenko

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS CONDEMNS DECISION IN TYMOSHENKO CASE -CALLS ON GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO ISSUE STRONG REBUKE- October 11, 2011- Ottawa, Canada-The Ukrainian Canadian community is deeply disturbed by the verdict handed down today by the Pechersk district Court in Kyiv in the trial against the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mrs. Yulia Tymoshenko. Today Mrs. […]


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Statement on Ukraine by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird

Parliamentary Update for Wednesday, September 28, 2011 On the Topic of “Ukraine” Mr. Robert Sopuck (Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, CPC and Chair of the Canada Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group): Mr. Speaker, Ukraine has undergone a considerable transformation since the beginning of the Orange Revolution. However, what originally seemed an unstoppable wave of democratic freedom has since gone […]


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UCC and CUF Support ICID-UNICEF HIV/AIDS Project in Ukraine

Roy Romanow and Jake Epp Launch Fundraising Campaign for ICID/UNICEF HIV Prevention in Ukraine Program (Issued Sept. 23, 2011-Winnipeg, Manitoba) The Hon. Jake Epp and Heather Medwick, CEO of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) today launched a fundraising campaign to support an HIV prevention initiative in Ukraine. Ukraine has been experiencing one of […]


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UCC Attends Tymoshenko Trial

UCC Attends Tymoshenko Trial

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Delegates attend Trial of Opposition Leader   KYIV, UKRAINE-September 2, 2011-Delegates from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress attended the proceedings of the Pecherskyy Raionny Sud in the Yulia Tymoshenko case in Kyiv, Ukraine over the past week.   “The Ukrainian Canadian community continues to support human rights in Ukraine, a proper application of […]


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