UCCA Co-hosts Event to Mark Constitution Day of Ukraine

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New York, NY (UCCA) – On June 29th, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations co-hosted an evening reception at the Ukrainian Institute of America. The event was organized for the UN Diplomatic corps and leaders of the Ukrainian American community to commemorate Ukrainian Constitution Day and showcase Ukrainian talent.

The evening began with opening remarks by Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations.  Ambassador Sergeyev welcomed the over fifty Ambassadors, Permanent and Deputy Representatives to the UN, as well as, leaders of the Ukrainian American community, stating, “ Today my country is celebrating a great national holiday - the Day of Constitution of Ukraine. For 19 years the Fundamental Law has been the legal basis for Ukraine’s statehood, development of the society and strengthening of the democracy. During the Revolution of Dignity the citizens came out in the streets of Ukraine to protect their constitutional rights against the usurpation of power. Today Ukrainians are also defending the unshakable values provisioned by the Fundamental Law: independence and territorial integrity of the country that are being severely challenged by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

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UCCA Supports Senator Portman’s NDAA Amendments

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New York, NY (UCCA) – The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, applauds the inclusion of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The UCCA has repeatedly called for the United States to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine, and the legislative recognition of continued Russian aggression in Ukraine gives us hope that the United States will begin addressing the growing national security threats around the world. Authorizing $300 million of new military assistance to Ukraine, the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative builds upon the congressional support Ukraine received in 2014 with the passage of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act.

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"UKRAINIAN DAY"

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Ukrainian Day
Ukrainian-American Advocacy Event

July 15, 2015

Dear Friends of Ukraine,

 

The Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington, DC public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), will sponsor the second in a series of "Ukrainian Days" advocacy events on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. This "Ukrainian Day" event is extremely important as it will coincide with the 1st anniversary of the shooting-down of Malaysian Airline MH17 over Ukraine. Our goal in July will be to reinforce Ukraine's most pressing need for security assistance in order to preserve its territorial integrity and safeguard its independence against continued Russian threat!

Please stay tuned for further details...

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact UNIS at 202 547-0018, or by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Looking forward to seeing you in Washington in July 2015!

UCCA Meets with Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

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Washington, DC (UCCA) – On Wednesday, June 3rd, members of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America met with Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former Prime Minister. Ms. Tymoshenko, who was in Washington, DC to hold meetings with Members of Congress and government officials, asked to meet with the UCCA to discuss ways in which the Ukrainian diaspora can continue assisting Ukraine.

According to Ms. Tymoshenko, the three issues highlighted during all of her meetings on the Hill were military, economic and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.

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UCCA Calls for the Immediate Release of Nadiya Savchenko

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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of the over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, strongly condemns Russia’s transnational abduction and subsequent unlawful detention of Nadiya Savchenko, former Ukrainian Air Force pilot, Iraq War Veteran, Member of Ukraine’s Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and calls for her immediate release.

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