Washington, DC (UNIS) – On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, in conjunction with the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), sponsored a briefing session on Capitol Hill with the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the Honorable William Taylor.  Three co-chairs of the Caucus attended the briefing:  Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH); Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD); and, Jim Gerlach (R-PA), who were joined by over a dozen staffers of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, as well as representatives from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittee on Europe.  Additional guests included Michael Sawkiw, Jr., Director of the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS); Marta Farion, President of the Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America; Morgan Williams, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council; and representatives from the Embassy of Ukraine.

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New York, NY (UCCA NYC Branch) - At the initiative of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America’s New York City Branch, Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a Proclamation in commemoration of Ukraine’s 18th anniversary of Independence. The text of the Proclamation reads:

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Washington, DC (UNIS) – Following two very important foreign policy trips by President Obama to Moscow and Vice President Biden to Ukraine and Georgia, the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), an assembly of 18 ethnic organizations representing the communities of Central and East European descent, had an opportunity to meet with the principal architects for the Obama Administration’s foreign policy agenda.

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