The following is the full text of the English language letter that was sent to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by the Ukrainian National Association. The UNA also sent a Ukrainian-language version of the same letter to the Ukrainian president. That letter will be printed in Svoboda.
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy
President of Ukraine
Oksana Serhiyivna Markarova
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States
Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Dear Mr. President:
On behalf of the thousands of members of the Ukrainian National Association, and in keeping with a resolution approved at the 40th Regular Convention of the Ukrainian National Association, held May 13-15, 2022, in the state of New York, we send you and the valiant people of Ukraine our deepest gratitude, and offer our sincere prayers for your courage, intelligence, compassion and commitment to defending Ukraine, our shared motherland.
We understand completely that Ukraine and its people are fighting not only to establish firmly and forever their independence, but that Ukraine is the frontline in the battle for the future of our world, for the values prevalent throughout the West, values so prevalent that, at times, they are not fully cherished.
Please know that the members of the Ukrainian National Association, a fraternal organization established in 1894, have always fought for the independence of Ukraine, and we will continue to fight with you, with Ukraine, for complete victory in this horrific, unprovoked war.
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to her Heroes!
President/Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer/National Secretary
Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
June 8, 2022