Ottawa, Canada (June 5, 2014) – A global campaign calling for consumers to boycott sponsors of FIFA’s
World Cup has now expanded to include Visa (NYSE:V), Kia Motors (OTN: KIMTF) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) .
United with Ukraine, the organization spearheading the campaign was formed to mobilize global
grassroots opposition to Vladimir Putin and Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula
and its orchestrating of violent terrorist activities across Eastern and Southern Ukraine. The 2018 World
Cup was awarded to Russia by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the international
governing body of the sport of football.
UCC PRESIDENT GROD TO ATTEND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF PRESIDENT-ELECT OF UKRAINE PETRO POROSHENKO
OTTAWA – JUNE 5, 2014.. Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Paul Grod is participating in an international security forum in Wroclaw, Poland and will then be travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine, to attend the swearing-in ceremony on June 7, 2014, of Petro Poroshenko as the new President of Ukraine.
Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing
4 June, 2014, 4:00 PM Kyiv time
1. Kremlin-backed violence in Eastern Ukraine
The active phase of the anti-terrorism operation (ATO) in Donetsk and Luhansk continues. Acting president O. Turchynov stated that northern Donetsk oblast has been freed of armed Kremlin-backed extremists, whose camps in the region have been destroyed. The Ministry of Defense reports that
STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA IN TORONTO
30 May 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks at the Tribute to Liberty Dinner in Toronto:
“Thank you very much.
“Thank you, Senator Ngo for that kind introduction, and thank you all, ladies and gentlemen, for that very warm welcome.
“Distinguished guests, colleagues from the Parliament
UCC WELCOMES INSPIRING EXERCISE IN DEMOCRACY
Ottawa, 30 May 2014.. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress congratulates Ukraine’s President elect Petro Poroshenko on his victory in Ukraine’s Early Presidential elections in what international election observers have deemed to be a free and fair vote, the results of which express the free will of the Ukrainian people.
For Immediate Release
SUPPORT THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO REVOKE RUSSIA’S HOSTING OF FIFA’S 2018 WORLD CUP
“Boycott Putin Now” calls for global brands to take a principled stand against Putin
Ottawa, Canada (May 28, 2014) – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress supports the call from the human rights group United with Ukraine for FIFA to immediately revoke Russia’s
UKRAINIAN CANADIANS REJECT ILLEGITIMATE, ILLEGAL REFERENDUM IN EASTERN UKRAINE
OTTAWA – MAY 12, 2014.. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on yesterday’s so-called “referendum” in Donetsk and Luhansk, Ukraine:
“The world community must join Canada and the United States in rejecting the results of today’s so-called referendums staged in some parts of eastern Ukraine.
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.
UCC: “REFERENDUM” IN CRIMEA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, ILLEGITIMATE AND ILLEGAL
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress considers the decision taken by the Crimean Parliament to hold a referendum on 16 March on the status of Crimea to be unconstitutional, illegitimate, and illegal.
The Ukrainian courts, whose authority is supreme on the entirety of the territory of Ukraine, have declared that
The Soviet Kremlin was skilled at dishonesty – from Vladimir Lenin’s “a lie told often enough becomes the truth” to Josef Stalin’s denial of Ukraine’s forced famine that killed millions and Mikhail Gorbachev’s stonewalling about the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.
While not the “evil empire” that it once was, Russia’s Kremlin under Vladimir