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Russian warships attack and seize Ukrainian ships

  Russian warships attack and seize Ukrainian ships International community must support Ukraine against Russia’s latest escalation of aggression November 26, 2018. KYIV, UKRAINE. On November 25, in a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian warships attacked and opened fire on Ukrainian navy ships in neutral waters in the Sea of Azov. As of 12:30 AM [&hellip


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Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

 Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day  Ukraine Remembers. The World Acknowledges      November 23, 2018. OTTAWA. On Saturday, November 24, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33, millions of Ukrainians – children, women and men – were murdered by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin. This year, we solemnly commemorate the 85th anniversary of this genocide of the Ukrainian people. [&hellip


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Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill 

Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill    November 22, 2018. OTTAWA. On November 20, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada held a well-attended, solemn commemoration in Canada’s Parliament to mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the genocide of the Ukrainian people.  In 1932-33, the totalitarian [&hellip


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Ukrainians mark Day of Dignity and Freedom

November 21, 2018. OTTAWA. On November 21, the Ukrainian people mark the Day of Dignity and Freedom. Five years ago today, the people of Ukraine took to the streets in protest of their government’s decision not to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The regime responded with violence. On the night of November 29-30, security forces brutally beat young [&hellip


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UCC concerned about next Interpol President

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress wrote to Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, to express concerns about the selection of the next Interpol President


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UCC welcomes Atlantic Council delegation to Ottawa

UCC welcomes Atlantic Council delegation to Ottawa November 14, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomed a delegation from the Atlantic Council to Ottawa on November 6 and 7 for a series of discussions with high-level Canadian officials. The Atlantic Council delegation was headed by Ambassador John Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia [&hellip


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Construction of Canada’s Memorial to the Victims of Communism to begin

Construction of Canada’s Memorial to the Victims of Communism to begin November 13, 2018. OTTAWA. On November 8, the sod-turning ceremony at the site of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism – Canada, a Land of Refuge, took place in Ottawa. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) was represented at the ceremony by UCC CEO [&hellip


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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day November 11, 2018. OTTAWA. On November 11, 1918, at 11am, the guns of Europe fell silent, ending World War I. Every year on this day, we gather in our communities to honour the men and women who served our country with courage and valour in defence of our freedom. We pay tribute to [&hellip


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UCC calls on Government of Canada to expand Russia sanctions

UCC calls on Government of Canada to expand Russia sanctions November 8, 2018. OTTAWA. Today, the US Department of the Treasury announced new sanctions “in response to Russia’s continuing malign activity and destabilizing behavior.” Since November 2016, Canada has taken no actions on sanctions against Russian entities, officials or individuals for Russia’s ongoing occupation of [&hellip


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