World Forum of Ukrainians to open in Kyiv
The opening ceremony will take place in Kyiv's National Opera Theatre, while the forum itself will be held in the Ukrainian House.
A document has already been drafted calling on the Ukrainian president, government and parliament to pay greater attention to tackling problems of ethnic Ukrainians living in foreign countries, Pavlychko said.
In his speech in Kyiv on Friday, Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij plans to ask Yanukovych to help secure the release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from custody.
"I will make it clear in my report that Ukrainians around the world are following the current situation in Ukraine. I will call on him [the Ukrainian president] to free Ms. Tymoshenko from custody as soon as possible. It will be the main issue," Czolij told journalists outside the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv on Thursday.
A large number of foreign delegations, including from Russia, will attend the forum, its organizers have said.
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