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A thank-you message from the Hospitallers Paramedics

Translation to English:

US Ukrainian Activists are good friends of our battalion who have constantly supported our paramedics before the full-scale invasion of Russia.

Now the organization continues to actively help Ukrainian soldiers, the Armed Forces, doctors and volunteers.

The Hospitallers also thank Ukrainian activists in the United States, including [USUA president] Nadiya Shaporynska for their help – everything received will go directly to the front line, where our paramedics continue to work every day for the sake of every life.

Glory to Ukraine! Together to victory!


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USUA interview on Bowie TV

On June 30, 2022, US Ukrainian Activists (USUA) was honored to participate in the Bowie TV program to share the story of Ukraine and its heroic resistance against Russia’s invasion and genocide.

USUA in the media – Jan-Feb 2022

Source: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo, Shuran Huang
Page:Ilona Doerfler (left) and Nadiya Shaporynska (right) […]

Llona [sic] Doerfler (left) and Nadiya Shaporynska (right), President of US Ukrainian Activists, speak as Ukrainians and supporters of Ukraine demonstrate against a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia during a protest in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, U.S. January 29, 2022.

Source: AP News
Page:Activists From Across the US Gather at Lincoln Memorial to Honor Fallen Heroes and Urge US Action
Organized by United Help Ukraine

United Help Ukraine ( calling U.S. supporters of Ukraine: More than 300 supporters and friends of Ukraine from across the U.S. will gather at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. to honor fallen Ukrainian heroes during the 2013-14 Revolution of Dignity and the thousands of fallen heroes of Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine. Following the vigil will be a rally and a peaceful march to the White House held in unison with members of the Belarusian, Georgian, Kazakh, and Baltic communities. The objectives of this event are to demand an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea along with other territories in Donbas, eastern Ukraine — as well as the release of all Ukrainian citizens unjustly imprisoned by Russia, including Crimean Tatars. […]

Organizers: United Help Ukraine, US Ukrainian Activists, Razom for Ukraine, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Ukrainian American Veterans and members of the Ukrainian diaspora

Source: HappeningNext
Page:Stand With Ukraine: Day of Solidarity in Washington, D.C.

Calling Ukrainians, Ukrainian-Americans, friends, and supporters of Ukraine from all over the United States to come to Washington, D.C.!

Organizers: United Help Ukraine, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Ukrainian-American Veterans, US-Ukrainian Activists, Razom for Ukraine, House of Ukraine, Ukrainian Freedom Foundation, other Ukrainian-American organizations and members of the Ukrainian diaspora.

Source: Archeparchy of Philadelphia – Ukrainian Catholic Church
Page:Stand With Ukraine: Day of Solidarity in Washington, DC

Many hundreds of Ukrainians from across the U.S.A. gathered near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on Sunday, February 20, 2022. The Day of Solidarity honoured the memory of the “Heavenly Hundred” who died during the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv 2013-2014, and those killed in Russia’s more recent military aggression against Ukraine. […]

Among the organizers of the event were United Help Ukraine, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Ukrainian American Veterans, US Ukrainian Activists, Razom for Ukraine, US-Ukraine Foundation, House of Ukraine, Ukrainian Freedom Foundation, and other Ukrainian-American organizations and members of the Ukrainian diaspora. Activist speakers from Georgia, Belarus’, Poland, and Russia, among others, also expressed support. Three busloads of the faithful from the Philadelphia Archeparchy were led by Bishop Rabiy. Many of those in attendance were children of Ukraine’s World War II refugees, who prayed that history not be repeated. The peaceful march ended at the White House, with demands for tougher and immediate sanctions against Russian aggression.

Source: Fox News
Page:DC protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside Russian embassy, White House: ‘Sanctions now!’

Hundreds of demonstrators waved Ukrainian flags and shouted “Defend Ukraine now!” and “Sanctions now!” outside the White House fence in the afternoon, the Washington Post reported.

“All Ukrainians in the D.C. area and throughout the country and the world are really so concerned about what’s going on. It’s beyond concern,” Maryna Baydyuk told the Post. Baydyuk is the president of United Help Ukraine. She helped organize the protest. “We’re all scared. We’re all frustrated. We cannot believe what’s happening in our home country.”

Nadiya Shaporynska, president of U.S. Ukrainian Activists and protest organizer, said her family is in Ukraine.

Source: Washingtonian
Page:Ukraine Crisis: How You Can Help
DC-based fundraisers, rallies, and other opportunities.

Protests and Vigils

#Stand With Ukraine

Happening today until 8 PM in front of the White House, this protest is organized by United Help Ukraine and US Ukrainian Activists in support of military aid for Ukraine and further sanctions on Russia.

Source: News Quotes Shine
Page:Ukrainians rally in DC to protest Russian invasion of their home

“I was in shock, and we we very much afraid,” said Nadiya Shaporynska, who was one of the demonstration’s organizers and is from the Ukrainian city Dnipro, in an interview Thursday. “I had the feeling that we should do something. We came to Russia’s embassy to show our protest and to say, ‘Hands off Ukraine. Stop the war in Ukraine.’”

Shaporynska, president of U.S. Ukrainian Activists, said they remained until 5 a.m.

Source: English Times
Page:Ukraine Crisis: How You Can Help

Protests and Vigils

#Stand With Ukraine

Happening today until 8 PM in front of the White House, this protest is organized by United Help Ukraine and US Ukrainian Activists in support of military aid for Ukraine and further sanctions on Russia.

US Ukrainian Activists in the media – 2015 to 2021

Source: Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America
Page:The Embassy of Ukraine in the USA hosted a charity concert of Ukrainian pianist Pavlo Gintov

On July 30, 2015, the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA hosted a charity concert of Ukrainian pianist Pavlo Gintov co-sponsored by the volunteer group “US Ukrainian Activists”.

All proceeds will go to Ukraine as a humanitarian aid to support the defenders of our country from Russian aggression – the National Guard detachments.

Source: Ukrinform – Ukrainian multimedia platform for broadcasting
Page:Deceased Ukrainian heroes honored in Washington

Hundreds of people with Ukrainian flags, flowers and candles gathered in central Washington on Sunday, February 18, to honor the memory of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes, as well as thousands of Ukrainians who died in the fight against Russian aggression. […]

The initiators of the memorial ceremony in Washington, in addition to the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States and United Help Ukraine, were also the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, Razom for Ukraine, U.S. Ukrainian Activists, and representatives of the Ukrainian community in the United States.

Source: United Help Ukraine
Page:Ukrainian wounded warriors ran in the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon

On Saturday, October 27th, United Help Ukraine, US Ukrainian Activists, the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, and Ukrainian Diaspora welcomed the team of Ukrainian heroes who came to Washington, DC to run in the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon.

On Sunday, October 28th, the team successfully completed 10K and 42K distances. Many members of Ukrainian diaspora came to support the heroes. We are very proud of the Ukrainian team who showed not only great results but also exemplary sportsmanship and camaraderie. Glory to Ukraine!

Source: Vaba Eesti Sõna – Free Estonian Word
Page:Estonia and EANC Support Ukraine

In the wake of Putin’s recent aggressive action against the Ukrainian navy in the Sea of Azov, there has been an outpouring of support and calls to action from Ukraine’s friends and allies. EANC and the Estonian government were among the first to speak out.

EANC responded the day after the news broke by drafting and sending letters to the editor to seventeen U.S. newspapers expressing our condemnation of the actions and calling on the U.S. government to respond. Our Washington, DC Director, Karin Shuey also attended a protest hosted by the organizations U.S. Ukrainian Activists and United Help Ukraine in front of the Russian embassy that evening.

We continue to coordinate with our Ukrainian colleagues to make their message heard on Capitol Hill and in the Administration.

Source: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
Page:“Heavenly Hundred” Commemorated at the Nation’s Capital – Washington, DC

On Sunday, February 17th, 2019 – the Ukrainian-American Community of the greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area gathered in the nation’s capital for the prayerful solemn observance of the 5thanniversary of the tragic loss of life – the HEVANLY HUNDRED – the young men and women of Kyiv’s Maydan that were shot to death in February of 2014.

His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Volodymyr Steliak (pastor of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Silver Spring, MD), Very Rev. Fr. Claudio Lutai and Subdeacons Mykola Zomchak, Ivan Vehryn, Yaroslav Bilohan – seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) participated in the formal program and led the Memorial Panakhyda, honoring the memory of the lost lives of the Maydan in Kyiv. […]

The memorial event was organized by the Embassy of Ukraine and in the US and the United Help Ukraine, US Ukrainian Activists, Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), by the Ukrainian community and by the representatives of the International Committee for Crimea.

Source: The Ukrainian Weekly – Published by the Ukrainian National Association Inc.
Page:Heavenly Hundred remembered in Washington (pdf)

WASHINGTON – A large gathering of more than 100 people actively concerned about Ukrainian affairs came together at the Holodomor Memorial in Washington on a very cold Sunday afternoon, February 17, to honor the Heavenly Hundred who gave their lives five years ago in Kyiv in their pursuit of achieving a truly independent Ukraine.

The commemorative event began with the crowd singing the song “Plyve Kacha” that was sung by the large gathering on Kyiv’s Maidan five years ago, expressing its farewell to the fallen heroes. In the hour that followed, the meaning and importance of what the Heavenly Hundred helped to achieve and Ukraine’s continuing fight for its independence in the post-Soviet era was discussed by Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly, Inci Bowman of the International Committee for Crimea, Michael Sawkiw Jr. of the Ukrainian National Information Service, Ilona Doerfler of U.S.-Ukrainian Activists and George Sajewych of United Help Ukraine, who participated in the 2014 Kyiv Maidan protests and was seriously injured. In the photograph above, Mr. Sajewych is seen sharing his experience and thoughts about the meaning and importance of those events.

The hourlong program, coordinated by Rodion Iwanczuk of United Help Ukraine, was concluded with a memorial service headed by Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop Daniel Zelinsky, joined by priests from Washington-area Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic churches, and the singing of the Ukrainian and Ukrainian national anthems. – Yaro Bihun

Kyiv Post: USUA demonstrates against russian aggression in the Black Sea

WASHINGTON D.C. – Ukrainian diaspora members and other supporters of Ukraine staged a demonstration outside the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. on Nov. 26 to protest the Kremlin’s attack on Ukrainian vessels the day before.

Some 50 people braved rainy weather in the American capital the day after Russian navy ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian vessels and wounded six sailors.

The protest was organized by a group called U.S. [Ukrainian] Activists, started by Ukrainians who have emigrated to America mostly since Ukraine’s 1991 independence.

As drivers passing the demonstration sounded their car horns in support, one of the protest organizers, Nadiya Shaporynska, said: “We need to make the American public aware of this latest aggression in Ukraine and to let them know how dangerous the situation is. We don’t know what to expect from Russia – it could be the first step of something terrible to come – but I’m praying the world will stop this.”