The UCC-MPC Euromaidan Committee, using donations from the community, is proud to support the Ukraine War Amps Adopt a Soldier project. Community groups or individuals wishing to participate, can contact the UWA through the information noted below.
HELP US HELP !
“DADDY, I JUST WANNA YOU TO SEE AGAIN!”
ADOPT A SOLDIER – $ 600 to OLEKSANDR DARMOROS
“Adopt a Soldier” provides monthly stipends of approximately $50 USD to as many Ukrainian heroes as it can. One hundred percent of the proceeds go towards Ukrainian veterans. “Adopt a Soldier” establishes a unique bridge between the donor and the amputee. The donor helps on a monthly basis and both parties are always connected!
Thanks to the financial aid coming from UCC Manitoba Provincial Council – КУК Манітоба with Lesia Szwaluk,Ostap Skrypnyk, Yuriy Hlukh, Den Volk, Іванка Баб’якand many others Ukraine War Amps had an opportunity to deliver $600 to Hero Oleksandr Darmoros! This is Oleksandr’s January – December 2017 stipends. Oleksandr and his family thank to UCC MPC for the support as it will help for the blind amputee, who last his leg and sight defending our beloved Ukraine, to go through difficult times and get better treatment.
“Daddy, I just wanna you to see again”, telling their heartbreaking story Olena, the Hero’s wife recalling their small daughter’s words.
Please spread the word about Ukraine War Amps, its deeds, as well as share UWA’s page with your contacts, friends, and family!
To join UWA and support wounded HEROES of Ukraine please visit the following link:https://www.youcaring.com/Adopt_a_Soldier or get in touch with us here or through the following email: email@example.com
On June 3, 2017 a container of medical supplies to assist wounded and displaced victims of Russian aggression was sent to Ukraine by the UCC-MPC Euromaidan Committee. The bulk of the medical equipment was collected and donated by International Hope Canada. Costs for shipping the container to Ukraine were covered by a $5000 donation from the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada branch at St. Anne’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg, as well as from proceeds of the Ukrainian Women in Politics dinner sponsored by the Winnipeg branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Women’s Council. The container will stop in Toronto where additional supplies will be added, and then sent to a hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine. Mariupol is located on the front lines of the current war and is an important strategic center.
UCC-MPC thanks everyone involved in the shipping of the this, the second container of aid it has sent to Ukraine, but especially is grateful UCWLC for their generous gift. UCC-MPC also highly values its close relationship with IHC without which the much needed medical assistance would not be able to reach Ukraine.
Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council Statement on the Anniversary of the Deportation by Joseph Stalin of the Crimean Tatars
On May 18, 2017 the world marks the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar – the indigenous people of the Crimean Peninsula – population from their homeland to far-flung regions of the Soviet Union. This criminal act of ethnic cleansing was initiated on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin as punishment for their alleged collaboration with the Germans during the Second World War. Of the 230,000 Tatars subjected to this crime, some 100,000 perished as a result.
Despite the injustice of the charges leveled against them as a group, and the horrific suffering they had to endure in exile, the Crimean Tatars were only allowed to return to their ancestral homeland in the late 1980s. Upon Ukraine gaining independence in 1991, the Crimean Tatars achieved a level of cultural and ethnic equality they had not experienced under Soviet rule.
With the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014, the fate of the Crimean Tatars has once again become tenuous. Persecution based on ethnic, social and religious grounds has become common, with Tatar language media outlets being banned and local self-government institutions curtailed. Thousands of Crimean Tatars have fled to safe haven in Ukraine. Many leading members of the Crimean Tatar community have been subjected to harassment and even imprisonment.
An extremely disturbing development, according to Amnesty International, is that the Crimean Tartar’s principle representative organisation, the Mejlis, has been banned arbitrarily by the Russian occupational government as an “extremist organisation” and any association with it has been criminalized.
On November 12, 2015, the parliament of Ukraine adopted a resolution recognizing the deportation of the Crimean Tatars as genocide and declared 18 May as a Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC) urges all Canadians to remember at this time the injustices suffered by the Crimean Tatars during their deportation and exile. Additionally, we call upon the Canadian Government to maintain sanctions against the Russian Federation until such time that the Russians end their illegal occupation of Crimea. The UCC-MPC also demands that the Russian authorities respect the ethnic and community rights of the Tatar population of Crimea and that they immediately cease the policy of discrimination and repression of the indigenous population of this occupied Ukrainian region.
Special Thanks to Minister Ron Schuler for amazing speach !!!
Message from Nick Curry-MLA Kildonan : “Great night celebrating the 25th year of Ukraine Independence at #Kildonanpark
Happy to be joined by Minister Ron Schuler, Minister Cathy Cox and MLA Blair Yakimoski”
Піднесення українського прапору перед міською радою на честь річниці незалежності України. Flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall in honor of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence.
2016 Proclaimed Year of Manitoba’s Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Heritage
To mark the 125 Anniversary of the settlement of Ukrainians in Canada on March 10, 2016 the Province of Manitoba proclaimed 2016 The Year of Manitoba’s Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Heritage. Continue reading
Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council as an act of solidarity, called our community to join in a rally in support of Ukraine.
Ми дякуємо всім, хто прийшов на зустріч на підтримку Euromaidan. Ми знаємо, що народ України цінуємо наше моральну підтримку їхньої боротьби!
We would like to thank everyone who came out in support of the Euromaidan. We know that the people of Ukraine appreciate our moral support of their struggle.
Below are pictures of the rallies (many by Norbert K. Iwan)