Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha met with a delegation of the Ukrainian World Congress, which included UWC President Paul Grod, UWC First Vice President Stefan Romaniw, UWC Vice President Lenna Koszarny, Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Alexandra Chyczij, UWC Executive Director Sonya Soutus, Director of UWC Mission to Ukraine Serhiy Kasyanchuk, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Ihor Michalchyshyn.
Andriy Sybiha thanked the Ukrainian World Congress and non-governmental organizations of Ukrainians abroad for their comprehensive support for our state from the first minutes of the full-scale Russian invasion. He also noted the efforts of Ukrainians abroad in the context of providing humanitarian assistance to the Armed Forces and the affected population of Ukraine.
The parties agreed that international actions, appeals and calls of foreign Ukrainians to the governments of the host countries are important.
"We must overcome the aggressor due to the joint coordinated actions of our international partners and the voice of Ukrainians abroad," said the Deputy Head of the President's Office.
According to Andriy Sybiha, an extremely important task for Ukrainians abroad is to conduct effective information campaigns, in particular in those countries where there is a large Ukrainian community, as well as to counter Russian propaganda.
"Ukrainians are shedding blood to stop the onslaught of the enemy. Our priority is to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine," Andriy Sybiha said.
Ways of further support from the Ukrainians abroad aimed to effectively counter Russian aggression were discussed separately. In this regard, the Deputy Head of the Office of the President called on Ukrainian NGOs abroad to play an active role in ensuring important decisions made by governments of various states to support Ukraine, especially in the defense, financial and economic spheres.
The parties coordinated further steps to consolidate joint efforts to increase defense, financial and humanitarian assistance, as well as to provide adequate care for internally displaced persons from Ukraine.