UCC President Paul Grod attends State funeral for the Honourable Jim Flaherty

At the invitation of the Government of Canada and the Flaherty Family, Paul Grod attends State funeral for the Honourable Jim Flaherty to pay respects on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian community.
“Jim was a very good friend of the Ukrainian Canadian community,” stated Paul Grod UCC President.  “We are very grateful for his tremendous contribution


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress calls for Election Observers to Ukraine

11 April 2014 
Ukrainian Canadian Congress calls for International Election
Observers for Ukraine Presidential Election
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is organizing an international election observer mission to the Presidential elections in Ukraine being held on 25 May, 2014. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is an integral part of the UWC and of the international observer mission. We encourage our


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UCC CONDEMNS PROVOCATIONS BY RUSSIA IN EASTERN UKRAINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 April 2014
 
UCC CONDEMNS PROVOCATIONS BY RUSSIA IN EASTERN UKRAINE
 

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress strongly condemns Russian-backed attempts to foment violence and unrest in Eastern Ukraine. Administrative and government buildings in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk have been forcibly seized by armed and unidentified groups over the last 48 hours.

 
In Luhansk, a “separatist” group has


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“Harper rejects Russian lawmaker’s charge that Canada should back off” [GLOBE AND MAIL]

Source: 
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-rejects-russian-lawmakers-charge-that-canada-should-back-off/article17667578/
GLOBE AND MAIL
March 25, 2014
Harper rejects Russian lawmaker’s charge that Canada should back off
By STEVEN CHASE AND MARK MACKINNON
Alexander Romanovich, deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee in Russia’s parliament, the Duma, told The Globe and Mail he believes Canada has no legitimate reason to get involved in the affairs of Ukraine because it’s so


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RUSSIA IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON CANADIANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
24 March 2014  
RUSSIA IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON CANADIANS
Today, the Russian Federation imposed travel bans against 13 Canadian parliamentarians, officials and community leaders. Among those now banned from travelling to the Russian Federation is the National President of Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Paul Grod. Grod is in Ukraine meeting with government, political leaders and non-governmental organization


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Prime Minister Harper visits Kyiv, Ukraine

 [VIDEO - www.pm.gc.ca]
SOURCE: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/24seven


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UCC Welcomes Prime Minister Harper’s Visit to Ukraine

20 March 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
UCC WELCOMES PRIME MINISTER HARPER’S VISIT TO UKRAINE
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper to visit Ukraine on March 22. He is the first leader of the G7 countries to travel to Ukraine since the beginning of the crisis


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REFERENDUM IN CRIMEA ILLEGITIMATE, ILLEGAL

UCC DENOUNCES CRIMEAN “REFERENDUM” AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, ILLEGAL AND ILLEGITIMATE
 
The “referendum” which took place in Crimea Sunday under the illegal occupation of Russian armed forces who have invaded sovereign Ukrainian territory, is unconstitutional, illegal and illegitimate. The Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled the “referendum” to be in breach of several provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine.


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RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE – CALL TO ACTION

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE – CALL TO ACTION
We call on Canadians and all freedom-loving people to help stop Russian aggression
The international community must stand-up to the emboldened Vladimir Putin and his regime that seeks to reassemble the Soviet Union by invading Ukraine.  The freedom-loving people of Russia oppose these actions but themselves have been oppressed


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Crisis in Ukraine – A Primer

CRISIS IN UKRAINE – A PRIMER
From the EU Association Agreement to the Russian Invasion
 
Overview of the Crisis in Ukraine
 
What has grown into the deepest crisis facing Europe since the end of the Cold War began in November 2013 as peaceful protests against a corrupt and authoritarian regime in Ukraine that betrayed its peoples’ aspirations for


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RUSSIA’S INVASION OF CRIMEA – A PRIMER

RUSSIA’S INVASION OF CRIMEA– A PRIMER
 
Overview
Crimea is an autonomous republic within the territory of Ukraine, recognized as such by Russia and the international community.  The Russian Black Sea fleet is stationed on the territory of Crimea under a long term lease and provides Russia it’s only warm water military port.  The Crimean Black Sea shelf


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UCC Welcomes Statement by G-7 Leaders on Ukraine

12 March 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
UCC WELCOMES STATEMENT BY G7 LEADERS ON UKRAINE
 
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomes the statement issued today by the leaders of the G7 – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and US and the Presidents of the European Council and European Commission, in which they “call on the Russian Federation to


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