Ukrainians will not be free without unanimity, claimed Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze while delivering a speech at the solemn opening of the international scientific and practical conference "Ukrainian World Congress at 50 and Beyond:The European Context". The conference devoted to the 50th anniversary of the UWC is underway in Lviv.
«The role of the Ukrainian diaspora in preserving and promoting of the history, language and culture can not be overestimated. Having achieved independence we are facing new challenges. Every day we have to continue our efforts aimed at defending the right of our people to be free, independent and successful. In this struggle you have to be nearus», stressed the Vice Prime Minister.
«For us, the Ukrainian diaspora is as a stepping-stone for modern and developed Ukraine in the world. The country that we want to build together», noted Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, while stressing the importance of unity in the difficult times of confronting an external aggressor and internal transformations.
«The first name of the Ukrainian World Congress was the "World Congress of Free Ukrainians". The free country is of critical importance, but without unity we will not be free», she stressed.
The attendees of the conference were Eugene Czolij UWC President, Pavlo Hobzey Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Oleh Syniutka Head of Lviv regional state administration and Yuriy Bobalo Rector of Lviv Polytechnic National University.