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  • 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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