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United National Movement

Parliament of Georgia
GE - 0118 - Tbilisi


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2018


Membership of political groups

  • Auditor: Group of the European People's Party

Assembly Member

  • since 29/09/2008 Substitute-Georgia

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee)


Last speeches

30/01/2020 | 19:08:56 Thank you Chairman. I certainly do not wish to return to yesterday's debate. But just in two words I wish to respond to the colleague from the Russian Federation who offered us the best joke of today: that he represents the opposition in the Russian Parliament. There was diversity of views in the Russian Parliament before the Bolshevik coup, and then in the brief window when Boris Nemtsov was there for example. But this window has been long shot by the current regime in Russia. Let me thank the ... 29/01/2020 | 19:33:38 Thank you Chair. I'm not a big fan of WikiLeaks and certainly not of Julian Assange. Not at all. But some of the cables that were published in those years, there is one diplomatic cable from 2009 in which Georgian leadership of the time makes a prediction that Putin's next move will be in Crimea. It is so tragic that that prediction came true. Today, as we make this wrong decision to leave the Russian delegation here, with a high level of confidence we can make a prediction that things from toda... 27/01/2020 | 15:48:29 Thank you, Chair. Some of the colleagues this morning voiced optimism on the dynamics of the behaviour of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. A lot of Members of this Assembly do not share this optimism. It was for that reason that we rose this morning to challenge the credentials of the Russian Federation on various grounds. One angle on which I want to draw your attention today is the track record of the Russian Federation specifically in the context of the resolutions that this Assembly has ad... 25/06/2019 | 10:56:30 Thank you, thank you, Chair. For the attention of journalists, media and citizens who watch this broadcast, I want to clarify that the matter of Russian credentials is not over yet, that they have been challenged, there is another procedure in the Monitoring Committee and there will be another vote on challenging the Russian credentials. So the question is not closed yet. It is clear that decision-makers in countries which supported yesterday's motion, and it's not a secret it's an open secret, ... 24/06/2019 | 18:55:49 Thank you. The arguments have been repeated over and over. Just a couple of days ago, we had pro-European demonstrations in Tbilisi, which still go on. People are angry with our own Government. It's our internal thing. Russia's reaction? They imposed - they forbade - Russian tourists to visit Georgia, interfering in internal matters of a neighboring State. I'm sure many Russians will defy this and will still come to Georgia, and many others will come. But the point is simple: Russia understands ...


Reports and committee opinions