Ukrainian Ambassador and Catholic Archbishop to provide briefing on humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova and Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia will be the featured speakers at a National Press Club Newsmaker program March 15 on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, and Archbishop Borys Gudziak, Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, who also is head of the Department of the External Church Relations for the global Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will speak at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in the Club’s Newsmaker series. They will discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine as the Russian invasion continues. The Ambassador and the Archbishop will discuss their organizations’ activities and how the American public can assist the Ukrainians who defend their land and right to exist.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

10:30 a.m. ET

National Press Club


529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Livestream: Registration and livestream link

Registration required for in-person attendance.

The same link will have the livestream at event time.

Ambassador Oksana Markarova became Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States in April 2021. She previously served in Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance from 2015-2020 as First Deputy Minister and Government commissioner on investments; and then beginning in 2018, as  Minister of Finance.

Archbishop Borys Gudziak, (born 1960 in Syracuse, N.Y., PhD Harvard University 1992) is Archbishop of Philadelphia for the Ukrainian Catholics in the United States of America. He has been Head of the Department of External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church since 2014. He also serves as President (chair of the board of directors) of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, and as Metropolitan, effectively the head of the provinces of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States.