PRESSURE ON UKRAINIAN ORGANISATIONS IN RUSSIAN FEDERATION - UWC SPEAKS OUT

24.01.11


2uwc.jpgThe Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has expressed its grave concern about pressure being exerted on three Ukrainian organisations based in Moscow.  

In a letter to various International organisations, the it highlights persistent attempts of the Russian authorities to liquidate the Federal National Cultural Autonomy of Ukrainians of Russia and the Union of Ukrainians in Russia - the two most prominent Ukrainian NGOs in the Russian Federation, and the reported physical force used against the library director, Ms. Natalia Sharina, and three separate government searches at the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow (the only Ukrainian library in the whole of the Russian Federation.)

The Ukrainian World Congress has called on the international community to take prompt and decisive action to protect the human and national minority rights of the Ukrainian minority in the Russian Federation.



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