UCCA Statements

Preliminary Statement: Ukraine Continues its Democratic Path with Free and Fair Elections

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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America’s International Election Observer Mission, which observed the election in nine regions of Ukraine, including: Dnipropetrovsk, Khakhiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Zakarpattia, Zaporizhzha and Zhytomyr, as well as at diplomatic posts in the United States and Dublin – affirms that the October 26th early parliamentary elections met international standards for free and fair elections that accurately reflects the will of Ukraine’s electorate.

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Observer Application for the October 26, 2014 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

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UCCA's International Election Observer Application

 

Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections

October 26, 2014

 

Since 1994, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) has been hosting delegations of International Election Observers to monitor Ukraine’s presidential and parliamentary elections. In anticipation of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine on October 26, 2014, the UCCA is once again actively seeking volunteers to serve as International Election Observers.

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UCCA Welcomes President Obama’s Remarks

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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, welcomes today’s remarks by President Barack Obama denouncing continued Russian aggression in Ukraine. Speaking to students, professionals, and civil society leaders in Tallinn, Estonia, President Obama praised Ukraine’s 20-year working relationship with NATO, and its repeated participation in international military engagements alongside US deployments, as in the Balkans and Afghanistan.

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While U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Military Assistance Is Still Sought

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New York, NY (UCCA) -- The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of the over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, is encouraged by the Obama Administration’s July 29th announcement that, in an effort to pressure Putin to end his support of the terrorists in Eastern Ukraine, the United States is imposing additional sanctions on Russia.  We are encouraged by the show of support expressed by the government of the United States, in particular the United States Congress, and welcome U.S. global leadership in rallying our European allies in imposing sanctions on the following sectors of the Russian economy: oil and gas supplies and technology, banking and finance and arms sales.

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23rd Anniversary of Ukraine’s Renewed Independence

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On August 24th, Ukrainians around the world will mark the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence.  This monumental declaration by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) 23 years ago enabled Ukrainians to reclaim their land from the oppressive Soviet regime and secure their territorial integrity and sovereignty.

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