Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі

Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі

До друку подав проф. д-ра габ. Роман Дрозд, голова Українського історичного товариства у Польщі

Українське історичне товариство у Польщі за підтримки Об’єднання українців у Польщі та інших українських організацій приступає до здійснення проєкту «Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі», звертається до всіх, яким небайдужа доля відомих дочок та синів українського народу, підтримати реалізацію проєкту. Continue reading “Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі”

Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Ukrainians around the world will mark February 20th as Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day, to remember when over 100 brave individuals, whose lives were tragically cut short in Kyiv on this date in 2014.

This group of protestors, dubbed The Heavenly Hundred – Небесна Сотня, were killed in clashes with oppressive security forces in Kyiv on February 20, 2014. Protesting human rights and fundamental freedom abuses, and the backsliding of Ukraine’s pro-European course, they gave their “soul and body for [their] freedom” as Ukraine’s anthem declares, and in the process changed the fate of their country. Their sacrifice is a reminder of the Ukrainian nation’s eternal aspirations for freedom.

UCCA and the entire Ukrainian American community pays tribute to those brave heroes whose lives were tragically taken during the Revolution of Dignity.

“It is with great reverence that we mark this solemn anniversary, the Day of the Heavenly Hundred,” stated UCCA President Andriy Futey. “These are heroes who gave their lives in defense of Ukraine, as are the thousands of brave Ukrainian soldiers who have given their lives defending Ukraine against Russia’s 7 year campaign to retake Ukraine militarily. I urge the entire community and all those that share our grief to join UCCA in this solemn observance.”

Heroes Never Die!

Вічная Пам’ять!

2020 Holodomor Memorial Service at St Patrick Cathedral

2020 Holodomor Memorial Service at St Patrick Cathedral

Ukraine’s Holodomor, Stalin’s Famine Genocide of 7–10 million Ukrainians in 1932-1933, ranks among the worst cases of man’s inhumanity towards man. In memory of the innocent victims of this Soviet Genocide, 3 million of which were children, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), annually co-organizes an ecumenical commemoration at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on the 3rd Saturday of November, which regularly attracts thousands of attendees from across the tri-state metropolitan area.

This year, the organizers of our annual event advise our community not to travel to St Patrick’s Cathedral this November 21st. Case reporting of COVID-19 continues to spread in New York City with increases recent hospitalizations concerning local authorities enough to begin limiting non-essential gatherings in certain neighborhoods. We encourage you to instead watch the livestream from St Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the 87th year of Holodomor commemoration.

In lieu of a mass gathering with remarks by elected officials, Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of Stamford, will lead a panakhyda (the solemn Ukrainian liturgical service for the repose of the departed) at the cathedral without the usual masses of priests from the surrounding parishes con-celebrating, nor the revered sound of the Ukrainian Chorus “Dumka” of New York singing the responses.


This service will be livestreamed at https://saintpatrickscathedral.org/live.

While this annual event is an iconic and treasured event for our community, UCCA puts the health and safety of our community, especially those few remaining survivors of the Holodomor Genocide who attend this commemoration every year. After careful consultation with church hierarchs, and following on the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concerns and other circumstances, UCCA has informed our invited speakers that this year’s program will be abbreviated.

UCCA and the rest of our event organizers look forward to once again organizing this solemn commemoration on November 20th, 2021, marking the the 88th year since the crime of the Holodomor was committed against the Ukrainian people.

Below informational leaflet was produced by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium and Holodomor Education Team of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in 2018 to mark 85th anniversary of this tragedy.

Holodomor Memorial Day 23-NOV-2018 Info

Holodomor Memorial Day

Mass for the repose of the souls of millions of Ukrainians who died of an imposed starvation by Soviet Russia in Ukraine during 1932–1933 will be held at the Veterans Memorial of the Eisenhower Park in Westbury, NY on Sunday, November 8th, 2020, at 1:00 PM.

Below was produced by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium and Holodomor Education Team of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in 2018 to mark 85th anniversary of this tragedy.

Holodomor Memorial Day 23-NOV-2018 Info

The 2020 United States Presidential Election

The 2020 United States Presidential Election

UCCA ENCOURAGES INCREASED VOTER TURNOUT AMONG UKRAINIAN AMERICANS

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, looks to increase voter participation by the Ukrainian American community in this year’s elections. At the beginning of the primary season, UCCA President Andriy Futey stated, “We strongly encourage our Ukrainian-American community to exercise their right to vote and make their voice heard. Do not sit back and watch from the sidelines. Make your voice heard.”

Since the 11th Congress of Ukrainians in America in 1972, UCCA’s quadrennial conventions have coincided with Presidential Election years and have served as a venue for presidential campaigns to share their visions of U.S.-Ukraine relations. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the 23rd Congress of Ukrainians in America was rescheduled to October 2021.

Following the 2020 political conventions at which the Republican and Democratic parties affirmed their candidates for president of the United States, UCCA and its Washington, D.C., bureau – the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) – sent out a presidential questionnaire to help summarize their campaign’s overview of U.S. relations with Ukraine.

This year, the two campaigns have responded with their overview of U.S. relations with Ukraine. Below, please find information about Ukraine from the Democratic and Republican campaigns. We share them publicly to help encourage Ukrainians in America to head to the polls this year.

UCCA and UNIS also reminds our membership and followers that all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election, as well 35 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate. Only by maximizing the Ukrainian American presence at the polls, will incoming Representatives and Senators understand the importance of continued bipartisan support of Ukraine, and continue to enact vital Congressional funding for aid to Ukraine.

Remember to cast your ballot! Your Vote Matters!


Вшануймо пам’ять загиблих внаслідок теракту

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19 років тому під час терактів 11 вересня 2001 року в США загинули майже 3 тисячі осіб, серед них – 12 осіб українського походження.

Під час пам’ятних церемоній на місці, де був Міжнародний торговельний центр, звучать імена двох українців – поліцейського ІВАНА СКАЛИ та дизайнера ОЛЕГА ВЕНГЕРЧУКА, які загинули там.

Іван Скала, якого всі згадують як доброзичливу людину і відданого друга, готового завжди прийти на допомогу, у той ранок добровільно увійшов у будівлю, що палала після вибуху літака, щоб вивести поранених. (Близько 9:00 за місцевим часом два літаки з інтервалом у 17 хвилин врізалися у хмарочоси Всесвітнього Центру Торгівлі у Нью-Йорку). За кілька хвилин будівля, з якої Іван рятував людей, завалилася.

Олег Венгерчук – син члена УПА, народився шестимісячним в Австрії, коли родина тікала від совєтської армії. Після німецьких таборів ДіПі і непростої еміграції та пристосування до життя в США, він виріс сильним і розумним чоловіком. Воював у В’єтнамі, а потім обрав фах художника-дизайнера.

Дані про всіх жертв теракту 9/11 в США українського походження:

Олена Белеловська (Україна, Київ), емігрувала до США в 1993 р.
Олександр Брагінський (Україна, Одеса), емігрував до США в 1979 р.
Марина Геруберг (Україна, Одеса), емігрувала до США в 1984 р.
Геннадій Боярський (Україна, Львів), емігрував до США в 1978 р.
Юрій Мучинський (Україна), емігрував до США в 1994 р.
Володимир Савінкін (Україна, Одеса), емігрував до США в 1996 р.
Борис Халіф (Україна), емігрував до США в 1979 р.
Людмила Ксідо (Україна, Одеса), емігрувала до США в 1979 р.
Ігор Зукерман (Україна), емігрував до США в 1992 р.
Тетяна Бакалінська (Україна, Біла Церква), емігрувала до США в 1994 р.
Іван Скала (Україна), народився у США
Олег Венгерчук (Україна), народився в Австрії

Річниці у 2020 році | 2020 Observances

Річниці 2020 року | 2020 Observances

5/14

100-річчя з дня народження Слави Стецько
100th Anniversary of Birth of Slava Stetsko [1920]

5/18

День пам’яті жертв геноциду кримсько-татарського народу
Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide [1944]*

5/24

80-річчя заснування Українського Конґресового Комітету Америки
80th Anniversary of Setting the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America [1940]*

6/1

95-річчя заснування Спілки Української Молоді
95th Anniversary of Setting the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) [1925]*

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Ukrainian Americans Stunned By White House Joint Statement

Ukrainian Americans Stunned By White House Joint Statement

Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Meeting on the Elbe

On Friday, April 24th, Russia unveiled images of Vladimir Putin’s pet project: a new Russian Orthodox cathedral, located in the center of a “military theme park” near Moscow, which was set to open on May 9. Putin has fixated on May 9 unlike any other Soviet or Russian ruler since Stalin, even more so on this 75th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Inside this cathedral, so-called religious mosaics depict Putin alongside his Minister of Defense, and the director of the FSB (the modern-day successor to the KGB). Another mosaic depicts Stalin’s portrait held above a crowd of Soviet soldiers during the World War II Victory Day parade of 1945 on Red Square. In a final act of sacrilege, the cathedral walls display a tribute in mosaic to Russia’s illegal invasion and ongoing military occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea, with one fragment declaring “our Crimea”.

Just one day after Putin launched this new disinformation campaign about the Soviet Union in advance of May 9, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement to illustrate “how our countries can put aside differences, build trust and cooperate in pursuit of a greater cause.” Ostensibly issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first meeting between U.S. and Soviet troops during World War II, this symbolic gesture is quite alarming. The Ukrainian American community, therefore, has responded with incredulity to the joint statement issued by the White House and the Kremlin this Saturday, April 25th.

Unfortunately, the “meeting at the Elbe,” cited in the joint statement and throughout Russian media, only led to decades of brutal authoritarian control by the Soviet Union to all parts of Eastern Europe and, in particular, to the people of Ukraine. Nearly seven decades later, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014 has resulted in over 13,000 people killed and over 2.5 million civilians displaced — the largest wartime displacement in Europe since World War II, which began in 1939 as a joint invasion of Ukrainian lands by Stalin and Hitler. The United States government has consistently supported Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and the inviolability of Ukraine’s borders since Russia’s invasion, declaring as official state policy to “assist the government of Ukraine in restoring its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to deter the government of the Russian Federation from further destabilizing and invading Ukraine and other independent countries.”

As patriotic Americans, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, looks to our political leaders to stand in defense of liberty and democratic ideals when confronted by a foreign adversary. When Putin announced his intention to host a high-level delegation from the United States at his Victory Day parade in Moscow, UCCA made our position clear in advance of May 9. While the May 9 parade has been postponed in light of the worldwide pandemic, Putin has increased his worldwide disinformation campaign designed to test the will of the international sanctions regime enacted against Russia.

Instead of issuing joint statements with the murderous Putin regime, UCCA calls on the United States to continue to support Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression by increasing sanctions on Russia until all covert and overt Russian forces and equipment are removed from Ukraine, including a withdrawal of any territorial claim over the Crimean peninsula.

The Day of Chornobyl Tragedy

The Day of Chornobyl Tragedy

Ukraine Crisis Media Center | Український Кризовий Медіа-Центр

Thirty-four years ago, Chornobyl’s Nuclear Reactor Number Four exploded in the early morning hours of April 26th, 1986. Releasing 400 times more radioactive material than the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the explosion remains the worst nuclear disaster in history. The subsequent acts of the imperialistic Russian regime not only intensified the irreparable harm done to Ukraine and its people, but also demonstrated a blatant and callous disrespect for human life.

Located just 64 miles north of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, the explosion that occurred at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant subjected the Ukrainian nation to catastrophic loss and devastation. Only when radiation levels set off a nuclear power plant in Sweden two days later, did the Soviet authorities issue an acknowledgment of the disaster. By then, the majority of people in the nearby town of Prypyat had already suffered nuclear poisoning. Moscow continued to deny and conceal the explosion’s magnitude in an effort to uphold the totalitarian regime’s Iron Curtain. Thousands of innocent Ukrainians, including young children, were forced to go about their days, completely unaware of the nuclear contamination that was urgently poisoning their bodies. To this day, the detrimental consequences of Moscow’s incompetence are still evident. On April 4th, 2020, a forest fire caused radiation levels to spike to nearly 17 times above the normal levels, reminding the Ukrainian people that the memory of this catastrophe is still fresh. Adverse economic, ecological, and health effects stemming from this disaster are expected to plague Ukraine for many years to come.

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) annually commemorates this disaster, offering our prayers for all the victims killed by this tragedy and all those who continue to suffer from its effects. This year, we call upon the international community to help us ensure that the ongoing needs of the victims are never forgotten. In light of Russia’s continued disrespect for human life in Eastern Ukraine, we ask that the international community join us in bringing justice to all those who have fallen victim to the acts of the Kremlin.

As we commemorate the 34th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in the history of the world, let us never forget the lives that were lost to this catastrophic crime against humanity.