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Ukrainian Congress Committee of America: Ukrainians Living Abroad Can Do A lot for Political Support of their Historical Homeland

Ukrinform: Ukrainians living abroad can do a lot of things, but they have to be more active, united and affect the opinions of the governments of their countries of residence.

“There is only one way – to work in a government environment, not only at the highest level, but at the bottom level as well, to work with the media,” – said Mykhailo Savkiv, Executive Vice President of the Ukrainian Community in the U.S. – the central body of the Ukrainian community in the U.S. during the annual meeting of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) on September 6-8 in Berlin.

It concerns a wide range of issues: namely, Ukraine’s membership in the EU and NATO, or recognition of the Holodomor as an act of genocide.

Mykhailo Savkiv, who is also the chairman of the regional committee on the recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide in the United States, believes that the communication of the diaspora with the communities in the country of residence may be “the best diplomatic move and impulse for the recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide”.

Savkiv added that the UWC is already beginning to plan a major event to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor.

The biggest problem for today, according to Savkiv, is Russian fake information, which is not easy to confront. At the same time, he noted that after the Revolution of Dignity, the beginning of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, “people, society around the world have already understand what exactly Russia is and how it works. “Now we need to work with the media as quickly as possible so that they understand what Russian propaganda and disinformation is and what is the truth in the world,” Savkiv said.

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