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.
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the violence against the citizens of Belarus and appeals to the Belarusian authorities to respect the fundamental human rights and the will of its citizens.
Ukrainians worldwide stand with the people of Belarus as they courageously defend their right for democratic free and transparent elections. “We are deeply troubled by reports of election fraud, suppression of civil society and independent journalism, repressions and violence against peaceful protesters,” stated UWC President Paul Grod.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is concerned by the violent repression of peaceful demonstrators by the Belarusian regime, following the presidential election on August 9.
We stand with all who demand that the fundamental rights of the Belarusian people to have their voice heard and be respected. Free, fair and democratic elections should reflect the will of the people.
We call for the immediate release of all political prisoners held by the Belarusian regime.
The UCC-MPC Project CARE will supply 500 Self-Care Kits and deliver them to the Ukrainian Canadian Senior community members who are living independently.
The Self-Care Kit consists of a reusable face mask, one alcohol-based hand sanitiser and one package of anti-bacterial hand wipes to be used as precautionary measures to help stop the spread of the virus. Also included in the Self-Care Kit is an information sheet that provides instructions on how to effectively use the products provided. Additional Self-Care items include hand lotion and dental kits as well as other items.
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.
The Ukrainian program at the University of Manitoba offers undergraduate and graduate (MA) classes in language, literature and culture. The Department specializes in modern Ukrainian literature (from 1798 until the present day), but it also teaches earlier periods and folklore. The literature of the Ukrainian diaspora is also represented.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC) represents the Ukrainian community in Manitoba before the people and Government of the province, promotes linkages with Ukraine and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Manitoba to ensure its continued existence and development for the enhancement of Canada’s socio-cultural fabric. It is comprised of almost 20 member organizations and is one of 6 component provincial members of the National Canadian Ukrainian Congress which represents the Ukrainian community before the Government of Canada.
KinoFilm Fest is a cultural, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to share, recognize and celebrate the art of cinema through showcasing Ukrainian, Ukrainian Canadian, and international film and filmmakers, in a unique program of screenings and special events.