For Immediate Release
October 12, 2011
The Canada Ukraine Foundation expresses its unequivocal disappointment and strongest protest to the Ukrainian government against the conviction and sentencing to seven years imprisonment on October 11 of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister of Ukraine. We believe that the prosecution and conviction was a gross miscarriage of justice aimed at eliminating a key leader of the political opposition to the current government in power on spurious charges.
Canada's Prime Minister consults Ukrainian Canadian leaders on the Ukrainian Presidential elections and future Canada-Ukrainposted in
Ottawa, Canada - March 11, 2010 -Prime Minister Stephen Harper met yesterday with key representatives of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) to discuss the recent Presidential Elections Observer Missions and the future of Canada-Ukraine relations.
Ukrainians went to the polls on Sunday, Feb. 7 to elect the person who will lead their country into the second decade of the 21st century. The Election Observation Mission (EOM) of the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF), in association with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), deployed 65 experienced and trained Canadian election observers in 6 oblasts (regionals) for the First Round of the Presidential Elections.
Kyiv – Observers from the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF), in association with Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) were up early on Sunday, Feb. 7, to monitor the beginning of voting in polling stations across the country. By various estimates, some 4,000 international observers are deployed throughout Ukraine. CUF’s election observation mission includes Members of Parliament James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake) and Gerard Kennedy (Parkdale-High Park).
Kyiv – Fifty observers from the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) gathered in a Kyiv hotel on Feb. 2 for a day of training prior to departing to the regions where they will perform their election monitoring duties.
Kyiv - The leadership of the Canada Ukraine Foundation’s Election Mission, organized in association with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, met with its counterparts from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kyiv on Monday.
CUF Mission Head Bohdan Onyschuk and Chief Observer Yarema Bachynsky met with Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini, Head of OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission and Harald Jepsen, Deputy Head of Mission.
Kyiv – Volunteer observers began arriving in Ukraine on Monday, less than a week ahead Election Day. The leadership of the Canada Ukraine Foundation’s Election Mission, organized in association with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, met with observation team leaders in Kyiv on Monday.
CUF joins US-Ukraine Foundation to promote tourism
TORONTO – Ukraine was showcased for the first time during Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show held January 23-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The annual show, the largest of its kind in Canada, offered visitors the world under one roof. Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) partnered with the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and the US-Ukraine Foundation to promote tourism and travel to Ukraine. The Foundation also worked closely with the Consulate General of Ukraine in Toronto.
Photos from Wednesday's debriefing session with Ambassador Daniel Caron at Canada's Embassy in Kyiv. In addition to Head of Mission Anna Szyptur and Chief Observer Lubomyr Markevych and Ambassador Daniel Caron, the head table was also chaired by Kati Csaba, Counsellor, Head of Technical Cooperation Section (CIDA) and Guillaume Legros, First Secretary.
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