When:
March 6, 2018 – March 7, 2018 all-day
2018-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
2018-03-08T00:00:00-05:00

A two-day event will be this year’s first in-a-series of “Ukrainian Day” advocacy events.

The Ukrainian Days  agenda will consist of several aspects.  First, on Tuesday, March 6, UNIS will organize a roundtable at the Embassy of Ukraine. Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States, and other Ukraine experts will brief participants about the current U.S.-Ukraine relationship.  A discussion will ensue regarding increased U.S. foreign assistance to Ukraine; energy security for Ukraine; NATO enlargement; the fight against corruption; and, weaponry for Ukraine.

Following the embassy roundtable, an evening reception is also being planned on Capitol Hill.  Ukrainian Days participants will have a chance to acquaint themselves with others in Washington who follow U.S.-Ukraine relations.  Members of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus and Senate Ukraine Caucus will be invited to the reception. Throughout the two day event, participants of Ukrainian Days will meet with their respective members of the House of Representatives and Senate in order to communicate to them issues that concern the Ukrainian American community and establish closer communications with their offices  Such relations and contact are critical to advancing our community’s issues in the U.S. Congress.  Briefing papers on various topics will be supplied to all the participants of Ukrainian Days by UNIS.

This is a very important event for the Ukrainian community as we focus on Ukraine’s security and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The event also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of Ukraine’s independence on January 22, 1918.  As was paramount one hundred years ago and most-evident today, our goal during the advocacy event is to seek support for Ukraine’s immediate security needs – continued military assistance; sanctions against Russia for their invasion of Ukraine; humanitarian assistance for Ukraine’s internally displaced persons; and, programs to fight Ukraine’s endemic corruption.

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Please make every effort to have your community represented in Washington for this advocacy event.

WHEN/WHERE:
Tuesday, March 6
12:00 pm – Holodomor Memorial
2:00 pm – Atlantic Council “Russia Today and Tomorrow”

5:00 pm – Roundtable Discussion/Reception (Embassy of Ukraine)

-and-
Wednesday, March 7

9:00 am – Briefing Session (United Methodist Building)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Congressional Meetings (Capitol Hill – Congress)
5:00 pm – Shevchenko Commemoration (Shevchenko Monument)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Should you have any questions, please contact Michael Sawkiw Jr. at UNIS at 202 547-0018, or by e-mail at unis.sawkiw@gmail.com

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