Ukrainian World Congress Disturbed by Act of Vandalism in Kharkiv


The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), learning about the act of vandalism which was performed on June 23, 2008, at about 8.00 (a report on this is available at;7172/ ), expressed its great disturbance.

"The UWC is deeply disturbed by the event of the destruction of a memorial tablet which was placed at the initiative of the Ukrainian World Congress in August 2005, to recall the time spent in prison by Patriarch Josyf (Slipyj)." So reads a letter from the president of the UWC, Askold Lozynskyi, which we received on June 25.

According to the text of the document, the UWC has appealed to the Security Service of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the national and local levels to do everything possible to call to responsibility those persons who inspired and accomplished this crime. "We consider this event not an ‘ordinary' act of vandalism but foremost a tendentious attempt to sow enmity against the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church and the Ukrainian diaspora," reads the letter.;23021/