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  • UCC Commends Government of Canada decision to Send Election Observers to Ukraine

    April 24, 2014 – Ottawa - The Ukrainian Canadian Congress applauds the decision by the government of Canada to send 500 election observers to Ukraine for the May 25 Presidential elections, including long-term observers through a bilateral mission and throughthe OSCE.
    Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada, Right Honourable Stephen Harper announced that Canada will be sending up to


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    UCC CONDEMNS PUTIN-ENGINEERED “SEPARATISM” IN EASTERN UKRAINE

    15 April 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    UCC CONDEMNS PUTIN-ENGINEERED “SEPARATISM” IN EASTERN UKRAINE
    Over the past days, terrorists calling for separatism in Eastern Ukraine have violently seized government buildings and police headquarters in Donetsk, Slovyansk, Luhansk, Mariupol, Horlivka, Kharkiv and several other cities.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns these actions.
    As the situation unfolds, the following has


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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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    UCC EXPRESSES SORROW ON PASSING OF ED LYSYK

    UCC EXPRESSES SORROW ON PASSING OF ED LYSYK 
       
    April 3, 2014. Winnipeg, Canada - It was with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of former member of the UCC Board of Directors, Ed Lysyk.
    “On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and all its constituent member organizations, I would like to express our deepest condolences to


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    CANADIAN DOCTORS TO TRAVEL TO UKRAINE

    April 1, 2014- For immediate release 
    Canadian Doctors to Travel to Ukraine
    Canadian Medical Professionals Travel to Ukraine to Undertake
     Medical Needs Assessment
    Toronto/Ottawa- A group of volunteer Canadian medical professionals are travelling to Ukraine this week, to determine priorities for medical training, treatment and technology. This assessment will help determine the most efficient use of Canadian resources for


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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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