Persecution of Crimean Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea

The following release was issued by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on June 21.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the wave of political persecution against Crimean Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea. The UCC calls on Canada and the international community to respond to the repressions with resolute action.

UNA CELEBRATES 125 YEARS: A snapshot from history, 1936

Seen in this 1936 photo from the Svoboda archives are staffers of the Ukrainian National Association Home Office, Svoboda administration and Svoboda print shop employees. First row, from left: Stella Levich Ryan, Mildred (Melania) Milanowicz, Irene Lenchuk Hawrylko, Mary Bodnar Herman and Paraska (Betty) Lefchick. Second row: Wolodymyr Kusznir, Stefan Turenchak, Evhen Parnicky, Joseph Silecky, Stefan Hladkyj and Stefan Shymon. Third row: John Napowanetz, Theodore Gill, Dmytro Krawetz, Dmytro Levitzky and Nicholas Yankowicz. The photo was taken at the entrance to the UNA building on Grand Street in Jersey City, N.J.

PACE betrays its own principles

On June 25, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), voted to restore Russia’s voting rights. The vote was 118 in favor of the resolution, 62 against and 10 abstaining. Let us be clear: to regain its seat at the table, Russia did absolutely nothing to justify its reinstatement. 

June 27, 1964

Fifty-five years ago, on June 27, 1964, some 100,000 Americans and Canadians of Ukrainian descent – and Ukrainians from other parts of the world – witnessed the unveiling of the Taras Shevchenko monument in Washington.

Fake news and lies about Ukraine almost double in Russian proxy ‘republics’

Disinformation about Ukraine in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” has almost doubled over the last two years, with most of the favorites for fake news the same as in the Russian state-controlled media. Oksana Romanyuk, whose Institute for Mass Information (IMI) carried out the studies both two years ago and in April of this year, believes the Russian-controlled “republics” may be ladling on the fakes to compensate for their dwindling power to influence the local population.

UCCA appeals to President Zelenskyy to sign law on state recognition of Plast

NEW YORK – The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) – an organization representing more than 20 active national organizations of Americans of Ukrainian descent – has appealed to  President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to support and enact into law legislation “On state recognition and encouragement of the Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine” that was passed by the Verkhovna Rada on May 30. 

No-drama volunteering at GoCamp in Ukraine

The Revolution of Dignity was the driving force for many public organizations and volunteer initiatives to take action, and this is the reason that nowadays many spheres of life in Ukraine are supported by Ukrainians who care deeply about their country. 

FILM REVIEW: At The Ukrainian Museum’s film festival

NEW YORK – The Ukrainian Museum in New York has been hosting its UM Film Festival for 10 years now. For 2019, Programs Director Hania Krill-Pyziur selected and introduced four contemporary films, of which three were documentaries. Several directors and other experts were on hand to talk with movie lovers over three days from May 31 to June 2. Two of the films screened were clear hits, while the remaining two missed the mark.