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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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Reflections on Serving as UCCA’s International Election Observer Mission Co-Chair

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Having had the opportunity to monitor every presidential, as well as every parliamentary election in Ukraine since 1994, I wanted to impart my impressions of the recent May 25th early presidential elections, as I believe these elections were unique.

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Open Letter to President Obama

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The Ukrainain Congress Committee of America issued the following Open Letter to President Obama on June 3rd.

Dear Mr. President!

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, the representative organization of over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, welcomes your decision to meet with the newly-elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko during your trip to Poland to mark the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first post-communist elections.

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UCCA URGES FURTHER U.S. ACTIONS TO ALLEVIATE THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE

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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization for the over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, welcomes the United States’ diplomatic leadership and economic steps taken to encourage the de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. We continue to be reassured by the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry's condemnation of Russia's invasion of sovereign Ukrainian territory and its continued use of aggression, intimidation and provocations.

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