Soviet War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity In Ukraine
An international postcard campaign aimed at having President Viktor Yushchenko establish an official "Commission of Inquiry on Soviet
War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Ukraine" took place in Chicago on Sunday, April 24th.
Thousands of postcards are being sent into Kyiv from around the world asking for Ukraine's new government to establish an official Commission that would
determine the nature and extent of Soviet war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated in Ukraine between 1917-1991.
The Ukrainian Genocide Famine Foundation-USA will have postcards available for signing on Sunday, April 24th, at various locations in the Chicago
You can sign a postcard after church services at:
• St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Hall (Cortez and Oakley)
• St. Nicholas Catholic Cathedral Hall (Rice and Oakley)
• Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church (Superior and Oakley) (UCAN* volunteers will man this post)
• The Ukrainian Cultural Center (Chicago and Oakely) (UCAN* volunteers will man this post)
Please take a moment to fill out a postcard. The Ukrainian Genocide Famine Foundation will cover the 70-cent international postage and mail all
This International Campaign is coordinated by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association and sponsored by the Ukrainian Genocide Famine
Foundation - USA and other Ukrainian organizations in the USA, Australia, Canada, Poland, Estonia, France, the United Kingdom and Ukraine itself, the
project is timed to coincide with the forthcoming 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, commemorated on 8 May.
Speaking about this international initiative, UCCLA's chairman, John B. Gregorovich, said:
"After the Second World War a major effort was made to bring Nazi war criminals to trial, and fittingly so, given that Ukraine lost more of its people *UCAN = Ukrainian Community Action Network
than any other nation in Nazi-occupied Europe. Unfortunately, no comparable effort has ever been made to identify and prosecute the individuals
who were responsible for communist atrocities on Ukrainian lands - before, during and after the war. Many
millions of Ukrainians perished during the genocidal Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine. And millions of others were enslaved or murdered for
resisting Soviet tyranny. Today some of those responsible for these crimes against humanity are still alive, living not only in Ukraine, but in Russia,
throughout western Europe, in Israel and North America. We have insisted, consistently and over many years, that all war criminals found in Canada
should be brought to justice in our country's criminal courts. We also believe that those who ravaged Ukraine should be identified and punished,
before it is too late. We call upon President Yushchenko to establish a Commission on Soviet War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Ukraine.
And the rest of the world can help Ukraine purge itself by ensuring that no place remains a safe haven for Soviet war criminals. There should be no
statute of limitations anywhere that prevents such persons from being extradited to stand trial. Ukraine's Orange Revolution offers us a welcome last
chance to see justice done. With this campaign we offer President Yushchenko a mandate to do just that."
*For more about the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, visit www.uccla.ca
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