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Servant of the People

Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Ukraine

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 30/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Oleg VOLOSHYN (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Yevheniia KRAVCHUK (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 30/01/2020)


Last speeches

22/04/2021 | 13:09:45 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Jacques MAIRE for his comprehensive work on the report preparation. Today we are discussing another case of shameful human rights violations and suppression of freedom of speech. We are talking about poisoning and detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Russian authorities have shown the systematic practice of detentions, politically motivated persecutions of public... 21/04/2021 | 13:14:14 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank both rapporteurs for incredible work did over the discussed issue. Numerous cases of human rights violations in Belarus shown us its inability to fulfill international obligations to protect citizens from torture and inhuman treatment and to conduct prompt and impartial investigations of such cases. Facts of violence, torture, mass arbitrary arrests, inability to identify law enforcement... 20/04/2021 | 12:29:53 Okay, thank you. Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the rapporteur Mr Tiny KOX, who presented the vision on the strategic priorities for the Council of Europe. On the one hand, the report contains very important points, for example the value of the Council of Europe multi-annual strategy on gender equality that is emphasized. I agree that such complex document as strategy has become a powerful tool for mainstream and gender equality in member States. It has... 19/04/2021 | 19:00:48 Dear colleagues, Dear Madam rapporteur, Thank you for the report prepared on the issue of national minorities. It is extremely important for Ukraine. The Ukrainian authorities have been working on strengthening dialogue with representatives of national minorities for a long time. "I'm a Member of Parliament from the Ukrainian parliament. I speak Ukrainian and Russian, and nobody can take that right away from me." [spoken in Russian] For the Ukranian delegation it is crucial that Madam... 29/01/2020 | 18:57:47 Dear Colleagues, Each country has the right to its national politics, but no one has the right to undermine the importance of international law and international institutions. We are here to follow the statute of the Council of Europe, to implement its resolutions and to respect human rights. I want to remind all of us that protecting people from all forms of persecution, hate speech, discrimination, harassment -- irrespective of their origin, colour, age, gender -- is one of the founding...