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31.01.2016

General Wesley Clark, Hon. Yevhen Marchuk and Larysa Ivshyna, Dr. Col. Vsevolod Stebliuk and Dr. Olena Burlaka, Most Rev. Bishop Andriy, Consul General of Ukraine Ludmyla Davydovych, Distinguished Members of the Diplomatic Corps of Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Heads of Ukrainian community organizations in Canada and the USA, Ladies and gentlemen: Tonight’s gala event is a celebration of the invincible spirit of a nation that has refused to be annihilated because it cherished the gift of life, the pursuit of liberty and the right to be masters of their own destiny, even if it meant sacrificing life itself. Tonight we welcome three individuals who...



24.01.2016

“Western leaders need to listen to what Yevhen Marchuk has to say.” These are the words that General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, repeated to politicians and newspaper reporters during his recent visit to Canada. Both General Wesley Clark and former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yevhen Marchuk were in Toronto, Canada at the invitation of the International Council in Support of Ukraine, headed by its president, Yuri Shymko, a Canadian parliamentarian and former president of the Ukrainian World Congress. Founded in 1967, the ICSU is an international coordinating body that promotes government...



24.01.2016

If astronauts seek to travel to new galaxies, then Larysa Ivshyna, the editor-in-chief of Ukraine’s newspaper Den, is a modern-day explorer who strives to open up new horizons in the information sphere. Under her creative direction, Ukraine’s most prolific newspaper, Den, has been at the forefront of awakening Ukraine’s untapped intellectual potential. During her recent visit to Canada, at the invitation of the International Council in Support of Ukraine, Larysa Ivshyna was welcomed by her admirers from various academic and research institutions in Toronto – home of the largest Ukrainian community in Canada. Ms. Ivshyna was invited to visit the Petro Jacyk Central and...



24.01.2016

Fighting continues to gradually intensify in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin-backed militants are now using heavy weapons, including tanks, artillery, and ferocious Grad rocket systems, sporadically. Moscow's rationale behind this latest escalation is to achieve a frozen conflict by gradually sabotaging the execution of the Minsk II ceasefire agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin likely realizes that his offensive in the Donbas has essentially stalled and that for now he cannot take more Ukrainian territory, not without sustaining heavy casualties among his regular military forces and triggering additional Western sanctions. And so...



15.01.2016

At a Queen’s Park ceremony commemorating the victims of the genocidal famine known as the Holodomor, Ontario Minister of Education Liz Sandals and MPP Yvan Baker participated in the ribbon cutting of the Holodomor Mobile Classroom. The 40-foot RV is the centerpiece of the Holodomor National Awareness Tour. The Holodomor Mobile Classroom will tour the province and the country teaching about the manmade famine of 1932-1933 that starved to death millions of Ukrainians...



15.01.2016

The Holodomor National Awareness Tour is a project to raise awareness of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine carried out in 1932-33 by the Soviet Union led by Joseph Stalin, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Ukrainians. The centerpiece is the Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC), a 40-foot RV customized to educate and engage students and the public about the Holodomor. In this state-of-the-art learning space, visitors will...



15.01.2016

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada held a solemn commemoration to mark the 82nd anniversary the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine on Parliament Hill. The Holodomor, which means death by starvation, refers to the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide, where millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death by the Communist regime of Joseph Stalin in an attempt to destroy the Ukrainian nation. For more than half a century the truth about this genocide was concealed, in the hope that its memory would be extinguished forever. Rising in the...



15.01.2016

These elections saw over 350,000 candidates running for over 168,450 positions in municipal, district, and regional councils. Governing the elections was a highly complex, much-criticized electoral law adopted in mid-July. Runoff mayoral elections and re-run elections for certain councilor seats were held three weeks later, on 15 November. According to the new local election law, a candidate had to be included in a party list in order to be able to run. However, to be...



15.01.2016

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) met with Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Stéphane Dion in Ottawa yesterday to discuss key issues of importance to our community. The UCC delegation, which included UCC National President Paul Grod, UCC Director of Government Relations Paul Migus, UCC Ottawa President Yaroslav Baran, and UCC Senior Analyst Orest Zakydalsky, presented a comprehensive briefing to Minister Dion on the current situation in Ukraine. Key components...



15.01.2016

Yesterday, the UCC welcomed His Excellency Andriy Shevchenko as Ukraine's new Ambassador to Canada. At a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ambassador Shevchenko presented his letters of credence to Canada's Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston. "I am very honoured to be appointed Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada" stated Ambassador Shevchenko. "Canada is one of Ukraine's greatest friends in the international community and I look forward to working towards deepening the bilateral cooperation and trade relations between...



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