Member of the Riigikogu
Estonian Centre Party
EE - 15165 - Tallinn
Working language: English
13/10/2022 | 11:35:34 Honoured President, members of the Parliamentary Assembly, First of all, I would like to express my deepest support to the Ukrainian people, those who have lost loved ones, who are injured, and who are bravely fighting for the freedom of Ukraine. On February 24th the Russian Federation launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine. In March the Parliamentary Assembly indeed responded promptly to Russia's barbaric actions by expelling the aggressor from the organisation. However we are still... 15/03/2022 | 20:12:50 Honourable President, members, I would like to start my speech with pointing out one simple fact: the Russian Federation’s actions against Ukraine is a war that brings destruction, heart-breaking losses, and death of civilians and innocent children. This war started already eight years ago, and the aggressor has never taken responsibility for its actions. Let's name things as they are. The Assembly has always played the role of Europe’s guardian of human rights and democracy. Defence and... 27/01/2022 | 12:22:28 Honoured President, Dear colleagues, One cannot remain impartial to the events on recent challenges to security in Europe unfolding around us. Unfortunately, the current geopolitical situation because of Russia’s demands to overview the architecture of European security is very tense. The European continent is going through turbulent times. And the particular questions that we have to address and to consider is: What is the role for the Council of Europe and all European countries within... 26/01/2022 | 15:51:50 Honoured President, Dear Colleagues, At the opening of the Assembly's part-session on 24 January 2020, to Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS supported – by the required number of members of the Assembly – challenged the still unratified credentials of the Parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation on substantive grounds pursuant to Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure. The Parliamentary Assembly decided to refer the challenge to the Monitoring Committee for report and in keeping with Rule 8.3 of the... 30/09/2021 | 15:54:25 Honourable President, dear colleagues, I would like to thank the rapporteur for such important work. The situation on the Latvian, Lithuanian, and Polish border with Belarus is not only a regional security concern for us. Currently, several dozen persons from Iraq and Afghanistan are stranded on the EU-Belarusian border. President Alexander Lukashenko uses migrant trafficking as a hybrid attack to undermine the values and the unity of the EU countries. He manipulates defenceless people, who...
25/01/2022 | Doc. 15445 | Committee Opinion Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation
01/03/2023 | Doc. 15721 | Motion for a resolution Excluding the athletes and officials of the Russian Federation and Belarus from participating in the international Olympic movement 14/02/2023 | Doc. 15634 | Written declaration Support Iranian people's protests 25/10/2022 | Doc. 15647 | Written declaration Non-recognition and condemnation of the sham referendums staged by the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine 18/10/2022 | Doc. 15638 | Motion for a resolution Recognising Russian warmonger political parties as groups and entities involved in terrorist acts that are subject to institutional sanctions 12/10/2022 | Doc. 15632 | Motion for a resolution Sanctions of persons on the "Kara-Murza list"
13/10/2022 | Doc. 15631, vote on the draft text for resolution Further escalation in the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine 12/10/2022 | Doc. 15619, vote on the draft text for resolution The honouring of membership obligations to the Council of Europe by Hungary 11/10/2022 | Doc. 15609, vote on the draft text for resolution Supporting a European perspective for the Western Balkans 11/10/2022 | Doc. 15609, vote on the draft text for recommendation Supporting a European perspective for the Western Balkans 11/10/2022 | Doc. 15616, vote on the draft text for resolution Raising awareness of and countering Islamophobia, or anti-Muslim racism, in Europe