On August 26th the Ukrainian Canadian Congress wrote to President Zelensky and Interior Minister Avakov supporting the Ukrainian World Congress’ call for a strong and swift reaction of the Ukrainian state and law enforcement authorities to the criminal act of desecration of the “Bitter Memories of Childhood” statue at the National Museum of the Holodomor which took place on the night of August 21-22.
Хіба буває забагато пісень присвячених рідній Україні? Ніколи!
Напередодні святкування Дня незалежності України, приємною несподіванкою стала новина від художнього керівника колективу “Далі” Олени Гісси-Харченка про те, що українська культурна скарбничка поповнилась ще однією українською піснею про Україну.
81 years ago, on August 23, 1939 Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and Nazi German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop signed an agreement (officially known as the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), now commonly called the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
One week later Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II. Two weeks later, Soviet troops occupied the western territories of Poland. The victorious campaign ended with a “brotherhood” parade of Red Army and Wehrmacht units.
One of the most heinous crimes in recent history is the Ukrainian famine and genocide, the result of a systematic totalitarian political scheme for killing millions of Ukrainians and even Ukrainian Mennonites in the early 1930s by starving an area once known as Europe’s breadbasket.The monument has an inscription in English, French, and Ukrainian which reminds us that we must be careful to see that these tragedies will not happen again and that these horrors should never be forgotten again.
The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Акт проголошення незалежності України) was received by the Ukrainian parliament on 24 August 1991. The Act re-established Ukraine’s state independence. The act was introduced in the aftermath of the 19 August coup attempt, when hardline Soviet Union Communist leaders sought to regain central Communist Party control over the USSR.
In response (within a stressful 11-hour extraordinary session), the Supreme Soviet (parliament) of the Ukrainian SSR, overwhelmingly approved the Declaration Act in a special Saturday session.
On October 24, 2015 the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council organized a one day symposium to mark the unjust Internment of Ukrainian Canadians and others during the First World War. This took place at the Provincial Legislature Building. Later that day, a monument honoring those interned was unveiled on the grounds of the Legislature.
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