A rally to Support Ukraine

United Help Ukraine co-organized a rally to Support Ukraine ahead of NATO- Russia negotiations next week. People came to show their solidarity with Ukraine and ask President Biden to provide further political and military assistance to Ukraine facing Russian invasion. The speakers at the event included: Yaro Hetman , co-organizer Roxolana Wynar , co-organizer Marina[…]

Ukrainian community greeted Ukrainian Veterans-participants of the 44th Marine Corps Marathon

Today in USA we celebrate Veterans Day, appreciating brave men and women who served our country and often paid the highest price for our freedom and security. Two weeks ago, United Help Ukraine, US Ukrainian Activists​, and many members of Ukrainian community in the Metropolitan DC Area greeted a group of 18 Ukrainian Veterans who[…]

The Heavenly Hundred Commemoration Evening

On Friday, March 1, members of the community and friends of Ukraine gathered in the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США to honor the memory of the Heavenly Hundred of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014. In his opening speech, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, thanked the Ukrainian community and volunteer organizations in the[…]

Yevhen Polozhiy Book Presentation

Book presentation by Yevhen Polozhiy (Євген Положій) was held last Sunday, December 16, at the Saint Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Washington DC. Thank you to everyone who came to the presentation! A special thank you to Saint Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Washington DC and personally Frv Steliac for opening the doors for this book presentation[…]

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[…]

Demonstration to #SaveOlegSentsov

.Washington, DC joined the worldwide campaign to #SaveOlegSentsov. Today marks the 20th day since Oleg Sentsov is on a hunger strike. His only demand is the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners that are held in Russia. People around the world come together in response to Oleg’s action, and his voice gets amplified. We hope that[…]

Historical maps for schools in the Donbas region

These artfully designed historical maps will become a great resource for schools in the Donbas region. The books have been purchased by Ukrainian organization Не будь байдужим​ (Do not be indifferent) using funds raised by United Help Ukraine​ during an auction at the February event. They soon will be delivered to schools in Eastern Ukraine.

History textbooks for schools in Donbas Region

History textbooks by Pavlo Polianskyi have been purchased by Ukrainian organization Не будь байдужим​ (Do not be indifferent) and will be distributed to schools in the Donbas Region. United Help Ukraine is proud of this outcome of its partnership with Не будь байдужим: funds used were raised at the UHU’s auction during February event.

Evening in the Embassy of Ukraine in commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred

On Friday, February 23rd, members of the Ukrainian community and the American friends of Ukraine gathered at the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США for an event in commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred of the Revolution of Dignity. The Ambassador of Ukraine Валерій Чалий (Valeriy Chaly) spoke at the event[…]

Vigil to Remember Ukraine’s Heavenly Hundred in Washington DC

Ukrainians and friends came together to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on Sunday afternoon to remember the Heavenly Hundred of the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity. The event opened with “Plyne Kacha”, speakers remembered the days of Maidan, the unity and humanity of the people who came to the central square in Kyiv to oppose[…]

DakhaBrakha Pre-concert Panel Discussion: The Path of the Artist in Times of Conflict

On November 17, many of us enjoyed the performance of DakhaBrakha that was held in Strathmore Music Center. United Help Ukraine had been invited to participate in the pre-concert panel discussion and was represented by board members Marina Baydyuk and Oleksandra Pavlyuk.        The topic of the discussion was “The Path of the[…]

Welcoming the Ukrainian Team at the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon

We thank everyone who joined team UHU in supporting the Ukrainian Marathon team ( Vadym Svyrydenko, Dmytro Blokhin, Yuri Pysarchuk, Yuri Dmytrenko, Pavlo Solokha, Artem Lukashuk, Мykola Rudyk, Yegor Terekhov, Oleksandr Malanich, Oleksandr Chalapchi) during their visit to Washington, DC to participate in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon.   The team’s visit began at the[…]

Support Ukrainian Wounded Warriors at Marine Corps Marathon

  Join us on Sunday October 22nd, to Support Ukrainian Wounded Warriors who will run in the 42nd US Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC.   They were wounded in the Russian War in Ukraine, but their spirit and faith are stronger than ever. This year the Ukrainian team will participate in both 10k and[…]

United Help Ukraine members at the Washington Ukrainian Festival

United Help Ukraine members participated in the Washington Ukrainian Festival held at St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Saturday, September 16. A total of $662 was raised from souvenir sales and donations. Also collected were several t-shirts of dark colors for front lines and new underwear and socks for Ukrainian defenders. Thank you to all[…]

The 26th Ukrainian Independence Day celebration

Yesterday, on a beautiful sunny Sunday, the DC area Ukrainians and friends came to the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church to celebrate the 26th Ukraine’s Independence Day. The solemn ceremony honored the heroes who gave their lives to Ukraine’s Freedom, the soldiers who, at this very moment, defend Ukraine on the front lines. We celebrated[…]

Supporting the art project “Life on ‘Zero'” (video)

Exhibition “Life on ‘Zero’” is opened July 7-21 in The Kyiv Fortress (Kyivs’ka fortetsia). Photographs made by veteran of Donbas Battalion Yuriy Velychko show everyday life of the Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines. After July 21st the exhibition will travel to other Ukrainian cities. On the video, Yuriy Velychko tells us how the idea[…]

Raising awareness about realities of the war with Russia

A Ukrainian war photographer, a renowned author, Ukrainian war veterans and volunteers joined forces to organize a series of exhibitions, round tables, and concerts in local communities throughout Ukraine to tell people about the realities of this terrible war. Close interaction with war veterans will help foster active civil position, especially in the younger generation.[…]

Paint Night

Once upon a time, on a rainy evening on May 11, a group of art enthusiasts gathered in a cozy Mediterranean restaurant Agora near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Sixteen brave artists were ready to create sixteen beautiful paintings under the thoughtful instructions of a professional artist, our very own Oleksandra Pavlyuk. The atmosphere was[…]

Charitable concert in commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred (video)

A charitable concert organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США​ and United Help Ukraine in memory of the fallen Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred was held on March 3 at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington. Andrei Pidkivka and Solomia Gorokhivska of ensemble Gerdan, joined by pianist Andrew Kraus,[…]

Celebration of the 203rd Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s Birthday (video)

On Saturday, March 11, members of the Ukrainian community gathered near the monument of Taras Shevchenko in Washington, DC. People recited their favorite poems, both in Ukrainian and translated in English, talked about Shevchenko’s  life and works and about significance of the great poet to Ukrainian culture. Passersby could hear beautiful songs written on Shevchenko’s[…]

Meeting in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Members of United Help Ukraine joined with others in the Ukrainian-American and Russian-American communities and others in the Washington area on Sunday to commemorate the murder of Russian democratic activist and opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow two years ago. The event was held outside the Russian Embassy on Wisconsin Avenue. An outspoken critic of[…]

Vigil to remember Ukraine’s Heavenly Hundred (video)

United Help Ukraine, in cooperation with the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, Razom, the Embassy of Ukraine, and local Ukrainian churches, organized a memorial vigil in Washington, D.C. on Sunday afternoon, February 19, 2017, to commemorate the third anniversary of the sacrifice by “Nebesna Sotnya” or the “Heavenly Hundred,” who lost their lives during the Euromaidan protests. In February[…]

Heavenly Hundred Commemoration – Charitable Concert

The Embassy of Ukraine in USA and non-profit organization United Help Ukraine invite you to the Annual Charitable Concert by ‘Gerdan’ and Andrew Kraus to commemorate the Heavenly Hundred, who laid down their lives during Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014. Please join us on March 3rd at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm) for[…]

Ukrainian Diaspora supports wounded Ukrainian soldiers at the US Marine Corps Marathon (video)

On October 30, 2016, team UHU, local and visiting Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine came out to support 4 Ukrainian soldiers and their support team who ran with them. These men and women from Ukraine didn’t just run the 10K, a part of the US Marine Corps Marathon. They ran for all of Ukraine, to show that[…]

Crimean Tent at the Turkish Festival in Washington, DC

On September 25, the Turkish Festival was held on Pennsylvania Ave, in the very center of Washington, DC. The festival gathered a lot of people and was a boisterous and fun event. Traditional Turkish bazaar stretched along the street, with stands full of beautiful jewelry and clothing. The air was permeated by the smell of[…]

Film Screening: The Resilient People of Ukraine

Film Screening: The Resilient People of Ukraine at George Mason University Founders Hall, Arlington, VA – Internationally Acclaimed Documentary: “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” by Holly Morris. – Short Documentary: “Pianino for Peace” by Max Rykov. The film won the Rising Star Award at the International Peace and Film Festival in Orlando, FL. Photo of this[…]

Pianists for Ukrainian Soldiers

On March 19th United Help Ukraine hosted an evening of classical music “Pianists for Ukrainian Soldiers.” Five wonderful young artists John Urban, Andreas Ioannides, Mathilde Handelsman, Elias Dagher, and Sasha Beresovsky from Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University) and New England Conservatory travelled to the DC area all the way from Indiana and Massachusetts to[…]

2016 Heavenly Hundred Commemoration – Charity Concert

Heavenly Hundred Commemoration – Charity Concert by “Gerdan” This year marks the Second Anniversary of the mass shootings on Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine’s fight for Freedom. The Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, Gerdan and United Help Ukraine invite you to a charity concert to commemorate the Heavenly Hundred who gave their[…]