Apr 5, 2024 | News

Ukrainian leader will visit western Pennsylvania and West Virginia in mid-April

Morgantown, WV—Oleh Medunytsya, president of the Anti-imperial Bloc of Nations (ABN) and leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), will visit western Pennsylvania and West Virginia later this month as a guest of the Vovk Foundation and the Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine, Inc., officials announced today.

A former member of the Ukrainian Parliament and Deputy Commander during the EuroMaidan/Revolution of Dignity protests, Medunytsya made significant strides in various domains. He established the Bureau of Policy Analysis (BPA), an anti-corruption
NGO endorsed by prestigious institutions. His multifaceted leadership reflects an unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s progress, integrity, and sovereignty.

Medunytsya will participate in events in Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV, during his two-day visit.

April 17 – Meet & Greet Fundraiser*
4:00 – 6:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South
164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, PA 15241
*Suggested/recommended donation: $40.
Free for members of the press/media and students.

April 18 – Meet & Greet
5:00 – 7:00 PM
West Virginia University, The Mountainlair
1550 University Ave, Morgantown, WV 26506



About the Vovk Foundation

Founded in 2023, The Vovk Foundation Inc. is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit corporation with full tax-exempt status. Headquartered in Morgantown, WV, it also maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA, and New York, NY. The Foundation’s impactful work centers around five verticals in support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people: a) Education: Fostering knowledge, skills, and opportunities for Ukrainian students. b) Entrepreneurship: Empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and promoting economic growth in Ukraine. c) Innovation: Encouraging forward-thinking solutions and technological advancements. d) Economic Rebuild: Contributing to Ukraine’s economic recovery and development, and e) Truth Telling: Shedding light on the Ukrainian nationalist movement and its enduring legacy. The Foundation has commissioned the writing of a significant book on the noted OUN leader and civic figure Ivan Vovchuk, which will be available in June 2024. For more information, visit the Vovk Foundation website at www.vovkfoundation.org

About the Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms of Ukraine Inc.

Founded in 1946, ODFFU is a national organization dedicated to supporting the Ukrainian community in the United States. Its mission revolves around upholding and promulgating the four fundamental societal freedoms initially presented by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941. These include: a) Freedom of Speech: Advocating for the right to express ideas and opinions without censorship or repression. b) Freedom of Conscience: Safeguarding the freedom to hold and practice one’s beliefs and values. c) Freedom from Want: Striving to alleviate poverty and ensure basic necessities for all. d) Freedom from Fear: Working to create a secure environment where individuals are free from intimidation and oppression. The organization experienced rapid growth following the passage of the Captive Nations Resolution by Congress in 1959, a significant milestone that garnered full support from then-President Eisenhower.

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