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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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UCCA: Action Item Support MNNA Status for Ukraine!

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On July 21, President Petro Poroshenko requested Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) Designation Status for Ukraine live on CNN. In recent months this issue has been a top priority for the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, and has been a major talking point for UCCA's Ukrainian Days in Washington, DC as well as in district Congressional meetings. We now need a big push to get the White House on board.

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Op Ed: Ukrainian separatists or Russian invaders

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In the course of most recent reporting regarding the shoot down of Malaysian Airline Flight 17, western media reports and many even in government  continue to use an inaccurate term “Ukrainian separatists” to describe the so called “rebels” in the Donetsk region.   While media and government spokespersons are prone to hasty semantic deficiencies, this ill chosen characterization strikes at the heart of accuracy in media and paints an entirely erroneous picture of the situation. “Ukrainian separatists” implies that there is a substantial number of Ukrainians ethnically or as Ukrainian citizens who are participating in a revolution to separate their region from Ukraine. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Revolutionaries often carry a positive connotation. Invaders and hired guns do not.

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