UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS CALLS UPON THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UKRAINE TO CEASE ITS INITIATIVES TO ESTABLISH A NEW UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IN RUSSIA

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In accordance with media reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has released information on its initiative to establish a new Ukrainian community organization in Russia.

In addition, the media has also reported negative comments by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine about the two largest Ukrainian organizations in Russia – the Federal National Cultural Autonomy of Ukrainians of Russia and the Union of Ukrainians in Russia.

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UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS IS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT RECENT ACTIONS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UKRAINE REGARDING THE UKRAINIAN NATIONAL MINORITY IN RUSSIA

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This week the media reported on statements by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine which reveal that the Ministry is assisting the Ukrainian community in Russia to establish a new Ukrainian community organization and that Ukrainian diplomats are working on this issue in accordance with directives received late last year from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.  It was also noted that Ukraine has received assurances from the Russian authorities that this initiative will be fully supported.

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UWC LETTER TO PRESIDENT VICTOR YANUKOVYCH CONCERNING THE DETENTION OF RUSLAN ZABILIY, DIRECTOR OF THE “LONSKY STREET PRISON” NATIONAL MEMORIAL

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President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij sent a letter to President Victor Yanukovych on September 16, 2010 concerning the recent detention of Ruslan Zabiliy, the Director of the “Lonsky Street Prison” National Memorial. The letter states the following:

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2010 UWC Annual General Meeting

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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its 2010 Annual General Meeting on August 22-23 in Przemysl, Poland, a city where Ukrainians have lived since ancestral times. It was the first such meeting held on European soil outside of Ukraine.

More than 60 representatives of Ukrainian communities from around the world took part in the meeting.  Participants also included the Mayor of Przemysl Robert Choma, the Consul Chargé d’Affaires of Ukraine to Poland Andriy Sybiha, former UWC President Askold Lozynskyj, the Chair of the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council (UVKR) Dmytro Pavlychko, Honorary President of the Olena Teliha Ukrainian Women’s Association Olha Kobets, the Consul General of Ukraine in Lublin Oleh Horbenko, Fr. Yevhen Popovych of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Fr. Yuri Mokrauz of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the Director of the International Institute of Education, Culture and Ties with the Diaspora  (MIOK) Iryna Klyuchkovska.

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Support The Ukrainian World Congress

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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has launched its annual May Campaign, which ensures that UWC will be able to continue its work on behalf of Ukrainians around the world.

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