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UCC welcomes Canada’s significant contribution to strengthening democracy in Ukraine

UCC welcomes Canada’s significant contribution to strengthening democracy in Ukraine Government of Canada announces $24 million in support ahead of next year’s elections in Ukraine December 6, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, [&hellip


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2019 Winter Bulletin

The 2019 Winter Bulletin is here! Read through the 16 pages of activities and updates over the last six months from the UCC.   Download Link Here


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Ukraine marks Armed Forces Day

Ukraine marks Armed Forces Day Today, Ukraine and Ukrainians around the world mark Armed Forces Day. We pause to pay tribute to Ukraine’s men and women in uniform, courageously defending their country against a foreign aggressor. For almost five years, Russia has waged war on Ukraine. Ukraine faces a ruthless and well-armed enemy. But the [&hellip


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Canada’s Parliament strongly supports Ukraine

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is pleased that Canada’s support for Ukraine is strong in the face of increased Russian aggression and hostility, and is a priority for Canada’s Parliament. On December 4, 2018 the Standing Committee on National Defence held a special hearing.  Please click on the image of Ambassador Shevchenko to go to video [&hellip


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A Special UCC Parliamentary Internship Program Announcement!

A Special UCC Parliamentary Internship Program Announcement! December 5, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is very proud of our Parliamentary Internship program. By providing valuable opportunities for Ukrainian-Canadian recent university graduates to work on Parliament Hill, we are helping build the next generation of leaders! Your generous support for this program is making [&hellip


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UCC calls for united international response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

UCC calls for united international response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine Ahead of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers (December 4-5), the UCC wrote to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, calling for a united, robust response by Canada and NATO Allies to Russia’s blatant act of aggression against Ukrainian naval vessels [&hellip


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UCC President Paul Grod elected President of UWC

XI Ukrainian World Congress update UCC President Paul Grod elected President of UWC November 28. 2018. KYIV, UKRAINE. On November 26-27, 2018, 248 delegates representing 26 countries gathered in Kyiv for the XI Ukrainian World Congress, holding deliberations on the strategic direction of the Ukrainian community in the world. The President of the Ukrainian Canadian [&hellip


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Nov 26 Ukraine Situation Briefing

UCC Situation Briefing on Ukraine: Crisis following Russia’s attack on Ukrainian navy ships On November 25, in a deliberate and unprovoked attack, Russian warships attacked and opened fire on Ukrainian navy ships in neutral waters in the Sea of Azov. At least 6 Ukrainian sailors are wounded. Three Ukrainian ships were captured by Russian naval [&hellip


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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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