On February 3, 2012, the Ukrainian World Congress sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in support of the nomination by several members of Ukraine’s Parliament of the jailed opposition leader and former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

The Ukrainian World Congress emphasized, in particular, Yulia Tymoshenko’s steadfast contribution to Ukraine’s democratization, her leadership in the peaceful Orange Revolution, her continued efforts to promote Ukraine’s integration into Europe and her great courage in the face of political persecution.

The Alliance of Democrats, which unites political parties, international organizations and individual members around the world, has also announced its support of this initiative.