New York, NY (UCCA) – The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representative body of Americans of Ukrainian descent, has consistently advocated for Ukraine’s freedom and independence over the course of three-quarters of a century. As a united voice for our community, we have stood behind national policies designed to “make America strong in power” and “resolute in its foreign relations” (Address of the First Ukrainian American Congress, May 24, 1940), have repeatedly called upon the United States to live up to its obligations to Ukraine as a signator of the Budapest Memorandum, and have forthrightly advocated for maintaining and strengthening the existing sanctions regime against the Russian Federation until the withdrawal of all covert and overt Russian forces and equipment from Ukraine. Therefore, when a senior adviser to President Trump suggests in a televised interview that lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia is "under consideration" by the United States, we believe it is incumbent on the President and our elected officials to come out and correct the record.

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New York, NY (UCCA) – On February 15, 2017, a full-day conference will bring together over two dozen leading voices in National Security, Diplomacy and Government Affairs from the United States, Ukraine and Europe to discuss the damage done to European security and international law by Russia’s continued attacks on Ukraine, as well as what advancements have been made in the diplomatic, political, informational, economic and military spheres to bolster Ukraine from future attacks. The event, entitled Securing Ukraine’s Sovereignty: The Road Ahead, will gather at the US Library of Congress (101 Independence Ave SE) and feature four panel discussions, as well as addresses by numerous Congressional and government officials, and a featured highlight presentation on pressing questions for the new administration on Ukrainian security. The conference will be preceded by a special evening reception at the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States on February 14, with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister in attendance.

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On Saturday, December 10th, at the first Board meeting following the XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America,  the newly-elected UCCA Executive Board discussed various projects for the upcoming year and an approved an ambitious plan for 2017.

 

Andriy Futey, newly-elected president of the UCCA, presided over the first Executive Board meeting in which he welcomed the new leadership and urged everyone to earnestly work together to promote the activities of the UCCA for the greater good of the Ukrainian American community and Ukraine.

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