July 17th Day of Mourning Remembering the Tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

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July 17, 2015 will mark the one year anniversary of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which resulted in the deaths of all 298 passengers and crew members on board. The Boeing 777-200ER, an international passenger flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down while flying over the occupied Donetsk oblast in Ukraine, by pro-Russian terrorists most likely using a BUK surface-to-air missile. Immediately following the crash, Russian Colonel Igor Girkin, leader of the so-called Donbas separatists, claimed responsibility and boasted on social media about shooting down a Ukrainian AN-26 military plane. However, once it became clear that Flight MH17 was a civilian aircraft, the terrorists denied any involvement and the post was taken down. Evidence, however, points to the fact that Flight MH17 was downed by pro-Russian terrorists.

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UCCA Co-hosts Event to Mark Constitution Day of Ukraine

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New York, NY (UCCA) – On June 29th, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations co-hosted an evening reception at the Ukrainian Institute of America. The event was organized for the UN Diplomatic corps and leaders of the Ukrainian American community to commemorate Ukrainian Constitution Day and showcase Ukrainian talent.

The evening began with opening remarks by Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations.  Ambassador Sergeyev welcomed the over fifty Ambassadors, Permanent and Deputy Representatives to the UN, as well as, leaders of the Ukrainian American community, stating, “ Today my country is celebrating a great national holiday - the Day of Constitution of Ukraine. For 19 years the Fundamental Law has been the legal basis for Ukraine’s statehood, development of the society and strengthening of the democracy. During the Revolution of Dignity the citizens came out in the streets of Ukraine to protect their constitutional rights against the usurpation of power. Today Ukrainians are also defending the unshakable values provisioned by the Fundamental Law: independence and territorial integrity of the country that are being severely challenged by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

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UCCA Meets with Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

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Washington, DC (UCCA) – On Wednesday, June 3rd, members of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America met with Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former Prime Minister. Ms. Tymoshenko, who was in Washington, DC to hold meetings with Members of Congress and government officials, asked to meet with the UCCA to discuss ways in which the Ukrainian diaspora can continue assisting Ukraine.

According to Ms. Tymoshenko, the three issues highlighted during all of her meetings on the Hill were military, economic and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.

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UCCA Supports Senator Portman’s NDAA Amendments

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New York, NY (UCCA) – The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, applauds the inclusion of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The UCCA has repeatedly called for the United States to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine, and the legislative recognition of continued Russian aggression in Ukraine gives us hope that the United States will begin addressing the growing national security threats around the world. Authorizing $300 million of new military assistance to Ukraine, the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative builds upon the congressional support Ukraine received in 2014 with the passage of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act.

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"UKRAINIAN DAY"

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Ukrainian Day
Ukrainian-American Advocacy Event

July 15, 2015

Dear Friends of Ukraine,

 

The Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington, DC public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), will sponsor the second in a series of "Ukrainian Days" advocacy events on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. This "Ukrainian Day" event is extremely important as it will coincide with the 1st anniversary of the shooting-down of Malaysian Airline MH17 over Ukraine. Our goal in July will be to reinforce Ukraine's most pressing need for security assistance in order to preserve its territorial integrity and safeguard its independence against continued Russian threat!

Please stay tuned for further details...

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact UNIS at 202 547-0018, or by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Looking forward to seeing you in Washington in July 2015!

Press Releases

UCCA Members Attend Iftar With Crimean Tatar Community
Monday, 27 July 2015
New York, NY (UCCA) – On Saturday, July 11th, America’s Brooklyn-based Crimean Tatar community invited members of the Ukrainian diaspora to join... Read more...
UCCA Co-hosts Event to Mark Constitution Day of Ukraine
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
New York, NY (UCCA) – On June 29th, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations... Read more...
Jewish Leader Josef Zissels Discusses Ukraine’s European Values With Ukrainian Diaspora
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
New York, NY (UCCA) – On Thursday, June 11th, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) hosted Josef Zissels, Vice President of the World... Read more...
UCCA Meets with Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko
Friday, 12 June 2015
Washington, DC (UCCA) – On Wednesday, June 3rd, members of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America met with Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s... Read more...
UCCA Supports Senator Portman’s NDAA Amendments
Friday, 12 June 2015
New York, NY (UCCA) – The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian... Read more...

Statements

July 17th Day of Mourning Remembering the Tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
July 17, 2015 will mark the one year anniversary of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which resulted in the deaths of all 298... Read more...
Ukrainian World Congress Annual May Fundraising Drive
Friday, 29 May 2015
The UCCA calls upon its Branches and Membership to donate to the Annual May Fundraising Drive of the Ukrainian World Congress!   Ukrainian World... Read more...
71 st Commemoration of Surgun - Deportation of the Crimean Tatars from their homeland of Crimea on May 18, 1944
Monday, 18 May 2015
Crimean Tatars throughout the world will commemorate May 18, 1944, known as the Surgun, which means violent expulsion. In the early morning hours at... Read more...
UCCA Strategy Plan to Assist Ukraine
Monday, 02 February 2015
UCCA STRATEGY PLAN In light of the critical situation in Ukraine, the UCCA’s External Affairs Committee  has developed an emergency Strategy Plan... Read more...
UCCA Condemns Massacres at Volnovakha and Mariupol Calls for the Immediate Support for Ukrainian Military
Monday, 26 January 2015
The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of the over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, stands... Read more...
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