WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER RESET

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New York (UCCA) – Almost three years after Russia’s military invasion and illegal occupation of Ukrainian territory - not a one-time violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, but an ongoing, daily violation of international law - the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America, calls on the incoming 115th United States Congress and President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration to continue our nation’s proud tradition of bipartisan support for Ukraine. Any retreat from current sanctions levied against Russia or the military, political and economic support of Ukraine, and the United States would signal yet another “reset,” a capitulation with terrifying consequences for Ukraine, our European partners and security around the world.

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“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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25 Years of Independence

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New York, NY (UCCA) – August 24, 2016 will mark 25 years since the people of Ukraine proclaimed an end to centuries of bondage, and resolutely vowed to protect their new democracy, while charting a future course towards closer European integration. Sadly, this historic anniversary is overshadowed by the knowledge that for the past 2 years the people of Ukraine have been fighting to defend their nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity from military, economic, cyber and information warfare – or hybrid war - by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Just last month, Ukraine recorded the highest number of civilian casualties from Russian attacks in over a year, twice that of the previous month.

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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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· To contribute online today: https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Ucca

· Or you can do both through our Facebook page: www.facebook.org/UCCA.org

#SUPPORT UKRAINE!

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Earlier this year, the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington DC public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), initiated the #SUPPORT UKRAINE! campaign to bring more attention to the situation in Ukraine, the plight of Ukrainians enduring the ravages of war in eastern Ukraine, and those who are under constant brutal measures in Russia-occupied Crimea. #SUPPORT UKRAINE! activities included “Ukrainian Days” advocacy events, rallies in front of the White House, and outreach to the mass media.  Joining us have been other Central and East European communities who clearly understand that if left unchecked, acts of Russian aggression will drastically effect world security and re-draw the current map of Europe.  Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity are paramount to geo-political stability worldwide.

The U.S. Congress is out of session for the traditional August recess.  #SUPPORT UKRAINE! campaign is calling upon all Ukrainian community representatives to meet with their Members of Congress in your local districts.  This provides a unique opportunity to bring to their attention issues of concern regarding U.S.-Ukraine relations and relevant factors of U.S. security interests in the Central and East European region.  Below please find a checklist of questions and concerns to raise with your elected official.  Please use the checklist to engage in a discussion with your official and request a written statement in support of our issues.

Thank you for your continued support and attention to this important matter.  Should you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact the UCCA at 212 228-6840 or UNIS at 202 547-0018 at your convenience.

In addition, please note the following information regarding commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence Day in Congress will be commemorated on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  The event will feature an evening reception with remarks by Members of Congress, presentation of awards, as well as a "Ukrainian Day" advocacy event during the day.  Additional details will be forthcoming.

25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence

"Ukrainian Days"

September 15, 2016

Congress – Washington, DC

SUPPORT UKRAINE! and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s restored independence. Walk the halls of Congress during the day advocating for greater assistance to Ukraine and join members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to honor Ukraine’s renewed independence.

#SupportUkraine

Checklist for Ukrainian America Voters

___ The non-negotiability of the territorial integrity of Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders, including Crimea.

___ Demanding the immediate withdrawal of covert and overt Russian forces and equipment from Ukraine.

___ The “Open Door “ policy for eventual NATO membership for Ukraine.

___ Maintaining and strengthening economic sanctions against Russia until it fully complies with its international obligations.

___ Enhancing the U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership.

For more info: facebook.com/ucca.org or ucca.org

 

 

Press Releases

UCCA COMMENDS AMBASSADOR HALEY’S SUPPORT OF UKRAINE AND CALLS FOR A CONTINUED UNIFIED MESSAGE OF SUPPORT
Thursday, 09 February 2017
New York, NY (UCCA) – In her first appearance at a session of the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United... Read more...
LATEST RUSSIAN ATTACKS IN UKRAINE LEAVE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN THE COLD
Thursday, 02 February 2017
New York, NY (UCCA) – According to the United States Mission to the OSCE, the number of ceasefire violations over the past 48 hours in and around... Read more...
UCCA URGES CONTINUED U.S. SUPPORT OF UKRAINE
Thursday, 02 February 2017
New York, NY (UCCA) – The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representative body of Americans of Ukrainian... Read more...
UKRAINE TAKES CENTER STAGE AT WASHINGTON, D.C. SECURITY CONFERENCE
Monday, 30 January 2017
New York, NY (UCCA) – On February 15, 2017, a full-day conference will bring together over two dozen leading voices in National Security, Diplomacy... Read more...
Newly Elected UCCA Executive Board Holds First Meeting, Sets Ambitious Plans for 2017
Friday, 16 December 2016
On Saturday, December 10th, at the first Board meeting following the XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America,  the newly-elected UCCA Executive Board... Read more...

Statements

#CrimeaIsUkraine
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
  New York, NY (UCCA) -- On Monday, December 19th, the United Nations General Assembly voted 70 to 26 to adopt a resolution condemning human rights... Read more...
WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER RESET
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
New York (UCCA) – Almost three years after Russia’s military invasion and illegal occupation of Ukrainian territory - not a one-time violation of... Read more...
Dear Members and Friends:
Monday, 21 November 2016
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... Read more...
UCCA Report to the UWC Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Below please find the UCCA Report Submitted to the Ukrainian World Congress Annual General Meeting: This report is only available in Ukrainian.
25 Years of Independence
Thursday, 04 August 2016
New York, NY (UCCA) – August 24, 2016 will mark 25 years since the people of Ukraine proclaimed an end to centuries of bondage, and resolutely... Read more...
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