The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes NATO’s statement of 9 March 2018 that “four partner countries have declared their aspirations to NATO membership: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia and Ukraine.” This was reported on the website of the congress.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko responded to NATO’s statement by declaring that: "I welcome the important, long-awaited and logical decision of NATO to increase Ukraine's ambitions regarding the Alliance."
The UWC calls on all NATO member states to proceed with granting Ukraine a NATO Membership Action Plan.
“The Ukrainian World Congress welcomes NATO’s recognition of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations and stands united with Ukraine in its quest for full membership in the Alliance” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.
As it was reported earlier, Eugene Czolij, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), visited Budapest, Hungary with working visit on the invitation of the UWC member organization Association of Ukrainian Culture in Hungary on 26-28 November 2017, to discuss with its high-ranking government officials the new Law of Ukraine “On Education” and Hungary’s continued support for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
During meetings with high-ranking government officials, the UWC President thanked Hungary for recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, being one of the first countries to do so, and for the support for Ukraine in the defence of its territorial integrity and the humanitarian assistance, primarily the treatment and rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers and caring for children with family members fighting in the conflict zone.