“Ukraine at 25: A December 1st Remembrance” Special Historical Encounters Series Held in New York City

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(New York) - A special Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series entitled “Ukraine at 25: A December 1st Remembrance”, was held at the Shevchenko Scientific Society, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the December 1st national referendum, during which more than 91% of Ukraine’s electorate voted to confirm Ukraine’s August 24th declaration of independence.

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Dear Members and Friends:

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Following the results of the U.S. elections on November 8, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America asks its members and supporters to aid in our continuing efforts in maintaining bipartisan support for Ukraine with our elected officials both in the final weeks of this legislative cycle as well as the coming year. As we continue to keep you abreast of our communications with Congress and the new White House administration, we ask that you review our attached statement detailing the goals we will seek to help enact with the country's new leadership as well as after significant turnover in top Congressional posts next year.

As we are all too aware, the work of Ukrainians in America and our many organizations is needed more now by our family and friends in Ukraine than in recent memory, given Russia’s latest efforts to enslave Ukraine. Only by continuing to strengthen and add to our coalition, will victory come in the form of a Ukraine, whole and free.

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UCCA Urges the Netherlands to Ratify EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

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New York, NY (UCCA) – In support of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) initiative, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) penned a letter to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, The Honorable Mark Rutte, urging him to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and create the opportunity for stronger stability and economic opportunities for the Netherlands and the region. 

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United States Relations With Ukraine

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Ukrainian-Americans are united in their support for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. As Americans, we believe that a democratic and independent Ukraine is in the national security interests of the United States. With a new administration looking to take a fresh approach to foreign policy, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, the largest grassroots representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, has reached out to President-elect Trump with a letter of congratulations urging him to fortify relations with Ukraine while reinforcing international principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity. Towards this goal, we urge policy-makers of both national parties to move forward with the following actions:

v The United States, together with the EU, needs to communicate a unified, steadfast and explicit commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and self-determination. The territorial integrity of Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders cannot be negotiated. As such:

We reject any form of recognition of Russian rule over Crimea;

We demand the immediate withdrawal of covert and overt Russian forces and equipment from Ukraine;

v Today, Europe’s largest country – Ukraine – is on pace to field Europe’s largest military, with spending levels exceeding NATO’s minimum requirements. Furthermore, Ukraine already stands as the only non-NATO partner to have contributed actively to all NATO-led operations and missions for the past 20 years. As such:

In addition to living up to its public and binding security guarantees to Ukraine, the United States should further develop this existing military relationship as a buffer against rogue nations threatening the collective security order;

The United States should provide Ukraine with defensive equipment, services, and training as already authorized by Congress (H.R. 5859, enacted on December 18, 2014), in order to counter offensive weapons and reestablish Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity;

With U.S. support, a democratic, independent Ukraine can be the stabilizing partner the United States has been seeking to decrease U.S. international deployments as Europe’s pro-democratic East steps up to repay the faith invested in them;

Support NATO’s “Open Door” policy of membership for aspiring qualified CEE countries;

v The Russian Federation’s aggressive behavior poses a threat to the national security of the U.S., as it acts to demolish the Euro-Atlantic community’s unity and destabilize countries on its periphery. As such:

The United States, together with the EU, must maintain and strengthen targeted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, including a possible ban on SWIFT banking, until it fully complies with its international obligations, including the Budapest Memorandum and Minsk agreement.

Support the creation of a Center for Information Analysis and Response, which would lead and coordinate the collection and analysis of information on foreign government information warfare efforts (S. 2692 and H.R.5181).

Freeze the assets of and deny visas to elite Russians suspected of money laundering or involvement in the actions against Ukraine.

Metropolitan New York to Commemorate 83rd Anniversary of the Holodomor

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New York, NY (UCCA) -- This year, the Ukrainian American community will be commemorating the 83rd anniversary of one of the worst cases of man's inhumanity towards man, when millions of innocent victims were deliberately starved to death through the Soviet Union’s forced collectivization efforts, designed to crush the spirit of nationally conscious Ukrainians.

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