WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), author of the No Russian DACHA Act (https://pascrell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-pascrell-introduces-the-no-russian-dacha-act), released a statement following the Senate's second passage of Russian sanctions ahead of President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week.

"Congress needs to enact expanded Russia sanctions immediately. Now that the Senate has approved corrected legislation there should be no excuse for delay here in the House. When the leadership has wanted it to happen, I’ve seen legislation move through these chambers so fast it would give you whiplash."

"President Trump is scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin next week. Undeniably, Russia interfered to great effect in our most fundamental democratic process, our presidential election. And today Russia threatens our planes in Syria and has not retreated from their invasion of Crimea. Yet despite this, Mr. Trump has toyed with easing sanctions against Russia and has refused to stand up to Mr. Putin. We must not cover for an administration refusing to upset Moscow. It’s time to stop letting Russia get away with their egregious acts of aggression. It was wrong for process delays to hold up the bill earlier in the week – let’s act now."

New York (UCCA) – Earlier today, President Donald Trump welcomed Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko to the Oval Office for a frank discussion about recent developments in Ukraine, as well as continuing the United States’ support of Ukraine in defense of its sovereignty and democratic values. Today’s meeting came on the heels of Speaker Paul Ryan and Chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament, Andriy Parubiy, meeting last week and signing a Memorandum of Understanding reaffirming the U.S. Congress – Verkhovna Rada Parliamentary Exchange (CRPE). Also today, the United States Treasury sanctioned 38 additional individuals & entities related to Russia's continued occupation of Crimea.


Dear Ukrainian-American Friends!!!

On JUNE 13TH, 2017, the film "BITTER HARVEST" will be released on DVD in the United States! A love story, set against the backdrop of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine. Produced by prominent Ukrainian-Canadian Ihor Ihnatowycz, the film brings the tragedy of the famine-genocide to audiences around the world. (More about the film here.)

Link to the movie trailer.

In the US the DVD can be purchased as of JUNE 13TH through the following outlets:

If you shop on Amazon, just use AmazonSmile and you can donate to your choice of charity organization, with no additional cost to you! Go to the link and search for Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA), or other Ukrainian organizations, and select as your charity of choice.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to selected charity. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

DVD can be viewed in English or Ukrainian!

Immediate Action for the Ukrainian Community:

Awareness - Please circulate this information to your members, member organizations, family, friends, and colleagues. “BITTER HARVEST” will be for sale from June 13th!! A must-have addition for every Ukrainian household!

For questions or general information you may have about release of “BITTER HARVEST” in your city or state, please feel free to contact me directly, by phone: 416 951 8097; or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Let us all do our part to see the success of "BITTER HARVEST" in the U.S.!



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