UWC Calls for Worldwide Boycott

of Goods Made in Russia

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is calling for a worldwide boycott of goods made in Russia in response to Russia’s brazen aggression against Ukraine.

Russia is persistently violating international conventions with its attempts to take control of Ukraine’s territory. This was first evidenced by the illegal and forceful annexation of Crimea which, even according to the statistics of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, was supported by only 15-30% of voters.

In addition, with the goal of disrupting the Presidential Elections on 25 May 2014 in Ukraine, Russia’s special forces and accomplices are instigating brutal acts of violence and provocations in Eastern and Southern Ukraine, including the illegal referendums in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts on 11 May 2014.

In view of the foregoing, the UWC is calling for a worldwide boycott of goods made in Russia until such time as Russia respects the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine in accordance with the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances.

The Ukrainian World Congress condemns Russia’s imperialist actions against Ukraine and calls on the international community to support this boycott for Russia to respect its international commitments and to ensure peace, security and stability in Europe,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.