Symposium to mark the Ukraine’s 25th Anniversary of Renewed Independence to be held at the Princeton Club

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On September 17th, a special forum to mark the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence will be held at the Princeton Club in New York City. This full-day conference, entitled, “Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Modern Ukrainian State” will bring together key government and non-government representatives, as well as renowned scholars to discuss the historical significance of Ukraine as well as delve into the country’s prospects for achieving mature nation Statehood — becoming a full fledged member of the Euro-Atlantic  Community.

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XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America to Be Held in Hartford, CT

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New York, New York -- On September 23-25, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) will be holding its XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America. The quadrennial convention, which will take place at the Ukrainian National Home, in Hartford, CT, will determine the new ruling body of the UCCA and its plan of action for the next four years.  During the Convention’s first plenary session delegates will hear reports from the outgoing Executive Board and Committee Chairs and discuss the work that has been accomplished over the past four years. 

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UCCA Statement on Ukraine’s Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide

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Every 18th of May, communities across the world pause to reflect on the mass murder of over 100,000 Crimean Tatars, a genocide conceived of and perpetrated by Josef Stalin, in the course of the Soviets physically removing all indigenous people from the Crimean peninsula in 1944. Approximately 238,000 deportees, 113,000 of whom were children, 93,000 women, were rounded up in the early morning hours, placed on cattle cars, and sent away to far-off Soviet farm collectives and forced labor camps. This Sürgün, or “violent expulsion,” remains hidden in the annals of 20th century atrocities, just as the brutal colonization of Crimea in 1783 by Tsarist Russia, which saw tens of thousands of indigenous Crimean Tatars drowned alive for the amusement of their captors.

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UCCA Statement on the Release of 1st Lt. Nadiya Savchenko and the Disappearance of Ervin Ibrahimov

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New York, NY (UCCA) - The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, joins Ukrainians and defenders of liberty worldwide in celebrating the release of Iraq War Veteran, Ukrainian Air Force pilot, and Member of Ukraine’s Parliament, Lt. Nadiya Savchenko. Breaking all international convention, this delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe had been held in detention by Russian authorities since her abduction on June 17, 2014.

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UCCA NYC Branch President, Ivanka Zajac, Awarded for Her Dedication to Ukraine’s Freedom Fighters

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New York, NY (UCCA) --- On April 26th, Ivanka Zajac, President of the UCCA NYC Branch, was honored for her selfless and continuous dedication in assisting Ukraine’s Freedom Fighters since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.  Before colleagues and friends, Ms. Zajac was bestowed a series of awards, including the prestigious “Order of St. Barbara” Award, for her tireless efforts in raising funds to equip our Ukrainian soldiers who are currently fighting to secure Ukraine’s freedom and territorial integrity.

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