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  • UCC COMMENDS COORDINATED IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA BY UKRAINE’S ALLIES

    UCC COMMENDS COORDINATED IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA BY UKRAINE’S ALLIES
    OTAWA – July 29, 2014 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcements by Canada, the United States and the states of the European Union on the imposition of additional sanctions against the Russian Federation. Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, made


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    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS CONDEMNS DOWNING OF MALAYSIAN PLANE OVER UKRAINE

    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS CONDEMNS
    DOWNING OF MALAYSIAN PLANE OVER UKRAINE
     
    OTTAWA - JULY 17, 2014.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress issued the following statement on the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 over eastern Ukraine by Russian terrorists earlier today:
     
    “On behalf of the Ukrainian community in Canada, we offer our most sincere condolences to the families of the


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    UCC Condemns Russia’s Illegal Detention of Ukrainian Pilot

    UCC CONDEMNS RUSSIA’S ILLEGAL DETENTION OF UKRAINIAN PILOT
    July 11, 2014 - Ottawa - The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s illegal detention of Ukrainian armed forces pilot Nadia Savchenko and calls for her immediate release. Savchenko was taken hostage by Kremlin-backed mercenaries in eastern Ukraine in mid-June, and is now being held in detention in


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    Ukrainian Community Leaders Join Canada’s Trade Minister Ed Fast on Working Visit to Kyiv

    UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY LEADERS JOIN CANADA’S TRADE MINISTER ED FAST ON WORKING VISIT TO KYIV  
      
    July 10, 2014 - Kyiv, Ukraine. Canada’s Minister of International Trade has undertaken a 3 day (July 9-12) trade and development mission to Ukraine. He will be meeting with key Ukrainian Government officials, business groups and civil society with a view to expanding


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    UCC Welcomes Historic Signature of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    UCC WELCOMES HISTORIC SIGNATURE OF EU-UKRAINE ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT
     
    June 27, 2014. OTTAWA - The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s signing of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. The UCC also congratulates the people of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova for their signature of Association Agreements, which also took place today. The EU-Ukraine


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    UCC’s Urgent Request to MPs Regarding the Situation in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Canadian community is grateful for Canada’s unwavering support for the people of Ukraine. We welcome the recent visits to Ukraine by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Ministers John Baird and Rob Nicholson and many Parliamentarians over the past several months.


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    Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Paul Grod attends Inauguration of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Meets with Key Political, Religious and Civil Society Leaders

    Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Paul Grod attends Inauguration

    of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and
    Meets with Key Political, Religious and Civil Society Leaders
     
    June 7-12, 2014 – KYIV, UKRAINE.. The President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Mr. Paul Grod attended the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected President of Ukraine, Mr. Petro Poroshenko at Ukraine’s Parliament (Verkhovna Rada).
    During


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    CRISIS IN UKRAINE: Daily Briefing Note – June 11, 2014

    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing
    11 June, 2014, 7PM Kyiv time
     
    1. Kremlin-backed violence in Eastern Ukraine
    The active phase of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donetsk and Luhansk continues. The Donetsk oblast State Administration reports that there is an ongoing battle between ATO forces and Kremlin-backed armed extremists near Slovyansk, as of 4:30 PM Kyiv time. Divisions within the so-called Donetsk


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    UCC Marks 70th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy

    June 6, 2014 – OTTAWA—The Ukrainian Canadian Congress today marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy by releasing the names of Ukrainian Canadians who gave their lives on 6 June 1944.
    The UCC pays its respects to the memory of those Canadians who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. Among those who


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    UCC PRESIDENT GROD TO ATTEND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF PRESIDENT-ELECT PETRO POROSHENKO

    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.
    This will


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