UCCA Statements

Independence Day Greeting 26

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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Inc.

sends its warmest greetings to the Ukrainian American community on the occasion of the

26 Anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence!

We especially ask our Lord today to help our brethren in Ukraine as they continue their struggle to defend Ukraine’s independence and protect its territorial integrity.


Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Her Heroes!

UCCA WELCOMES AMB. VOLKER’S ASSESSMENT

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New York, NY (UCCA) -- The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, welcomes Ambassador Kurt Volker’s recent statement that the United States is considering sending lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine to help Ukraine "defend itself if Russia were to take further steps against Ukrainian territory."


Ambassador Volker departed for Ukraine shortly after his appointment as the United States’ Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations earlier this month. After spending the day at the front lines and the adjoining demarcation zone, he correctly assessed that the conflict is a “hot war” and not a frozen conflict.  Coming days after Russia’s bloodiest attempted advance in 2017, which took the lives of 17 Ukrainian soldiers and left dozens more injured, Ambassador Volker, publically stated that Russian “aggression” is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine and this crisis needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. To better engage in the peace process, Volker added that a new strategic dialog with Russia is needed, one that is based on the principles of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and a change in Russia’s approach.


The UCCA has repeatedly called for the United States to provide lethal defensive assistance to Ukraine, and the newly-appointed US Special Representative’s recent remarks give us hope that the United States will seriously take into consideration stepping up our efforts to address the continuing national security threats Russia poses not just to Ukraine, but to the stabilizing transnational, trans-Atlantic security framework that first emerged after the Second World War. 

PRESIDENT TRUMP ACKNOWLEDGES RUSSIA’S ‘DESTABILIZING ACTIVITIES’ IN UKRAINE

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New York (UCCA) – Earlier today, President Donald Trump was welcomed by throngs of Poles in Warsaw’s Krasiński Square, where he stood at the foot of the Memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and urged Russia “to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere.” Following his re-commitment that the United States “stands firmly behind Article 5,” it was also announced that an agreement was reached to sell 8 Patriot missile defense systems to Poland by the end of the year, in a memorandum signed on Wednesday night.

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UCCA MOURNS THE PASSING OF PATRIARCH LUBOMYR CARDINAL HUSAR

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New York, NY (UCCA) – Ukrainians around the world are mourning the passing of His Eminent Beatitude, Lubomyr Cardinal Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv and Halych. Known outside of our community for his tenure as head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church from 2001-2011, in the hearts of Ukrainian Americans, he remained one of our own since his immigration to the United States in 1949.

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REMEMBERING CHORNOBYL

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New York, NY (UCCA) – On Saturday, April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history began with the rupture of Reactor #4’s containment at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Station. Conceived to be one of the largest nuclear power plants in history during its construction in the 1970s, Soviet planners located this megastructure 11 miles northwest of the city of Chornobyl, Ukraine, and approximately 62 miles north of Ukraine’s capital and most populous city, Kyiv.

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