Site of WW I internment camp in British Columbia is memorialized

“The UCCLA has, over the decades, been steadfast in its commitment to memorialize each and every ‘concentration camp’ created by the government of the day,” said the UCCLA’s Borys Sydoruk. “With thanks today to the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund, as well as Parks Canada, the statue and plaque consecrated in the heart of this country’s national parks system in Yoho means our work in permanently memorializing every site is ongoing, but successful.”

Russia declares Ukrainian World Congress a threat to its national security

The decision by Russia’s Prosecutor General to declare the Ukrainian World Congress an “undesirable” organization that poses a threat to Russia’s national security is a further attempt to eliminate Ukrainian community life in Russia, said the UWC. The July 11 announcement highlights Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fear that the democratic principles championed by the Ukrainian people will bring an end to his kleptocratic regime.

Ukrainian Greek-Catholic delegation visits communities in Israel

BAT YAM, Israel – The Ukrainian Cultural Center in Israel recently presented an evening dedicated to the memory of the prominent Ukrainian public and Church figure Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky (1865-1944).
Hennadiy Nadolenko, ambassador of Ukraine to Israel, noted that Sheptytsky “made an important contribution to establishing relations between the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples when he risked his life saving Jews during the second world war.”

UWC condemns anti-Ukrainian violence during Russian rally in Portugal

TORONTO – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) on May 7 condemned the violence committed against representatives of the Ukrainian community on May 5 in Lisbon by participants of the Russian initiative “Bessmertnyi Polk,” or “Immortal Regiment,” during a rally commemorating the so-called Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) in which the USSR fought Nazi Germany.

Paul Grod elected president of Ukrainian World Congress

International organization’s XI Congress held in Kyiv

KYIV – Two hundred forty-eight delegates representing 26 countries participated in the XI Ukrainian World Congress, as well as events marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, in Kyiv on November 24-27. 

UCCA delegates to UWC congress meet with Ambassador Yovanovitch

KYIV – On November 27, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch hosted the U.S. delegates to the XI Congress of the Ukrainian World Congress, in Kyiv.  The reception, held at the ambassador’s residence, afforded UCCA and other U.S. delegates an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues, including the current Russian attacks on Ukraine’s naval vessels, and ways to explore opportunities to support anti-corruption and humanitarian efforts.