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Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO

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Servant of the People

Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 14/03/2022
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 30/09/2021 to 13/03/2022
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 29/09/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Ukraine

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Mariia MEZENTSEVA (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 27/01/2020)


Last speeches

13/10/2022 | 12:19:42 Thank you, Chair. What can be done and should be done to help Ukraine to survive and defend itself and to stop Russian aggression? First of all, we need to recognise Russia as a terrorist state, with all the consequences. Such consequences as total isolation, severance of all diplomatic, economic, political, cultural contexts. We should remember that Russia is not a state in the true sense of this word. Russia is a global genocidal terroristic gang, not more. Second, the best guarantee of... 27/04/2022 | 19:25:45 Dear Friends, I hope can you hear me. Great. There are some technical problems. First of all I would like to thank those who stayed so late. To me it's important. I'll try to explain in simple words what I mean and what was the basic concept behind this report and the resolution. There is a problem, a serious social problem which we call police brutality, where excessive unjustified use of force by law enforcement officers. We need to find a solution, a legal solution to this problem. My... 29/09/2021 | 18:49:01 So dear colleagues, the debate is closed, and we are moving to the adoption of the resolution. The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination has presented a draft resolution, Document 15349, to which no amendments have been tabled. We will now proceed to vote on the draft resolution contained in Document 15349. A simple majority is required. Members present in the Chamber should use the Hemicycle Voting System. Members participating remotely should vote using the remote voting system. The... 27/09/2021 | 15:53:54 Thank you Mr President, dear colleagues. The term "progress report" implies that we expect some progress to be achieved in our activities in the field of human rights. The fact is that there has been no progress. On the contrary, the situation with human rights has considerably deteriorated, especially in Russia and in the territories occupied by Russia. As an act of brutal revenge against holding the Crimean platform in Ukraine, Russian occupation authorities arrested a number of Crimean... 24/06/2021 | 17:02:40 Thank you. Thank you, Mister Chairman. Dear colleagues, As a student many, many years ago I had a privilege to study at the Institute of International Relations in a very diverse cultural and ethnic environment. The majority of my colleague students at that Institute I had been studying with at that time were from African countries, from Asian countries and other parts of the world. Since that time, I have learned to appreciate the importance of cultural and ethnic diversity for our...