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Mr Viktor IELENSKYI (Ukraine, EPP/CD)

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People's Front

Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 23/01/2019 to 29/09/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 21/01/2019 to 22/01/2019

In the Assembly

  • from 21/01/2019 to 29/09/2019 Representative - Ukraine

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)


Last speeches

24/06/2019 | 16:58:47 Dear Madam President, dear colleagues. Some of our colleagues call us to be more rational than emotional. Okay, I will go this way. What we have heard during our discussion, the situation with human rights in Russia is simply terrible. That is why we should return Russia back to Council of Europe. Russia invaded territories of Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova - okay, that is why we should have Russia back. As my colleagues remind you, since 2014, the Assembly has adopted seven resolutions about... 10/04/2019 | 17:50:30 When we discuss the role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly, we should keep in mind a crystal-clear fact: one Member State has tried to undermine our common values and the very foundation on which Europe stands. Each of us has his or her own political beliefs and allegiances, but no one is going to justify the violation of territorial integrity and attacks against human dignity, human rights and democracy. We all fully agree that strong and effective democracy is a pillar of the... 24/01/2019 | 19:23:21 I congratulate the rapporteur on his excellent job. On behalf of the Ukrainian delegation, I also confirm and reaffirm our commitment to European fundamentals in the sphere of minority rights, not only for the individual but for the collective. From the beginning of Ukrainian statehood, there has been a sort of consensus among the political elite about the political but not ethnocentric nature of the Ukrainian nation. I would like to draw your attention to three political issues with regard... 21/01/2019 | 19:10:31 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Religious freedom is rightly considered the first internationally recognised freedom and the pillar of common European construction. That is why I strongly believe that the Parliamentary Assembly has to address even minor violations of this freedom. Unfortunately, I am forced to draw your attention not to minor but to brutal ongoing violations of religious liberties in annexed Crimea and the territories of Donbas occupied by the Russian...