September 28, 2023
For many centuries, all peoples who lived on the territory of what today is Ukraine, including the Jewish people, suffered successive occupations by foreign empires and colonizers who sought to subjugate the many peoples for whom Ukraine was home.
Some thirty years ago, with the declaration of Ukrainian independence and statehood, the difficult process of reaching mutual understanding and comity began and continues to this day.
There are difficult and painful pages in the shared history of the communities who made their home in Ukraine. The UCC acknowledges that recent events that brought these pages to the forefront have caused pain and anguish.
Today, Russia wages a brutal war of conquest against Ukraine, seeking to subjugate Ukraine to Moscow’s tyranny. All the peoples of Ukraine who live in a pluralist, democratic state fight together to defend their freedom against the spectre of Russian genocide. The Ukrainian Canadian community is grateful to Canada and all Canadians for their unwavering support of Ukraine.