"90 Years of Energy for the Good of Society”
by Ulana Zinych
The UNWLA is celebrating 90 years of
its extensive, multidimensional, humanitarian and
educational service which can be described as "90 Years of
Energy for the Good of Society". Since the home of UNWLA is
in the United States, much of the organization's work is
centered within the US. A shining example of this work,
among many other accomplishments, is the creation of the
Ukrainian Museum in New York City.
One Year Anniversary of the ill-fated Malaysia
Airline flight MH1
As the one year anniversary of the ill-fated
Malaysia Airline flight MH17 approaches, the UNWLA
(Ukrainian National Women's League of America)
remembers and prays for all 298 souls on board the
Boeing 777 which crashed in a sunflower field
in the eastern part of Ukraine.
In spite of consistent, insurmountable evidence
that the plane was brought down by a Buk missile
fired by Russia-backed anti-government rebels in
eastern Ukraine, the separatists and Russia continue
to deny their involvement.
UNWLA supports the effort of the five countries
(Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and
Ukraine) who are working to secure support of the
UN Security Council to establish a criminal
tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting
down Malaysia Airline flight MH17.
UNWLA War Victims Program
“ADOPT A FAMILY OF A SLAIN
To “Adopt” a family of a deceased Ukrainian
Provide financial support to a family
Lend moral support and encouragement to
them via letters, messages and/or phone calls
Cost - $1200.00 per year ($300.00 per quarter)
Participate in the program for a minimum of 3
To enroll and/or for more information contact:
Lida Bilous, UNWLA National Board Social Welfare
Lidia@bilous.net or 941-587-8845
UNWLA Nat’l Social Welfare Committee
NJ Region Social Welfare Chair
Breakfast with the Ambassador
of Lithuania to United States
A working breakfast with the Ambassador of
Lithuania to United States His Excellency Mr.
Žygimantas Pavilionis was held at the Ukrainian
Institute on July 14th to discuss the current
situation in Ukraine and Eastern Europe and its
From R to L -- Ambassador Pavilionis, Elizabeth
Aldute Belzer- Sr scout master - NY Lithuanian
scouts ; Lithuanian Consul General (NY) Pranevicius, Roksolana Misilo, UNWLA VP of Public Relations
Congratulations to the National University of Kyiv
Mohyla Academy on its 400th anniversary.
It is one of the oldest and most distinguished higher education
institutions in Eastern Europe, established in 1615.
Notable alumni are many, including Hetman Ivan Mazepa, noted philosopher
Hryhorij Skovoroda, and recently Oksana Syroid, a Ukrainian politician.
Today the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy is a top rated,
national, coeducational, bilingual research university of about 3000
The UNWLA salutes you!
First Anniversary of
Nadiya Savchenko’s Captivity
By Ulana Zinych
A year has passed since Nadiya Savchenko, a Lieutenant in the Ukrainian
armed forces and volunteer in the Aidar Battalion was kidnapped on Ukrainian
soil by Russian backed militants and illegally transported to
Sharing News & Views
On Sunday, April 26th, I had the
opportunity of attending a working lunch meeting between
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and leaders of the
Ukrainian-American community from the New York City
area. The luncheon was hosted by the Ukrainian Congress
Committee of America.
Euromaidan and the War through a Film Lens:
Interview with Filmmaker Lesya Kalynska
by Olesia Wallo
They say that in the past year, Ukraine has
experienced a true blossoming of documentary
cinema. Many filmmakers have picked up a camera to
capture the tragic, historic events that began in
November of 2013 in Kyiv and continue to this day
in Ukraine’s east. Kyiv-born and New York-based
director, writer, and producer Lesya Kalynska is
one of them. The feature documentary, Heaven Admits
No Slaves, is a fascinating work in progress that
has brought co-directors and co-producers Lesya
Kalynska and Ruslan Batytskyi, and their crew face
to face with brutal violence and heroic
self-sacrifice— and transformed them into real
advocates for Ukraine on the international stage.
Heaven Admits No Slaves director and producer
War devastates lives!
Help us rebuild Ukrainian lives!
The Ukrainian National Women’s
League of America (UNWLA) announces the launching of
its humanitarian “Aid to Ukrainian War Victims
Aid to Ukrainian War