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Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO (Ukraine, EC/DA)

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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 from 14/03/2022 to 21/01/2024
  • 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

  • from 27/01/2020 to 21/01/2024 Representative - Ukraine

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 27/01/2020 to 21/01/2024)
  • 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 (from 22/03/2021 to 21/01/2024)
  • 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 (from 27/01/2020 to 21/01/2024)


Last speeches

13/10/2023 | 10:44:31 Thank you. Dear friends, Remember the question that was asked when the Kremlin dictator had only just started his bloody and genocidal career? The question was: who is Mr Putin? Now, we all know the answer to this question. First of all, Putin is a war criminal and the International Criminal Court has already issued an arrest warrant for him. Second, Putin is a terrorist. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in one of its resolutions, had recognised Russia as a terrorist... 09/10/2023 | 16:46:54 Thank you, dear colleagues. The situation in Kosovo is truly disturbing and reminds me of the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine in 2014. The style of involvement looks familiar, as if someone is acting according to Mr Vladimir Putin's patterns of behaviour. I don't rule out that Russia with assistance of its proxies in the Balkans is trying to provoke a new Balkan war in order to distract attention away from the Russian aggression in Ukraine. How to prevent it from happening? It is... 23/06/2023 | 10:47:15 Yes, I'm here. Dear Friends, The report doesn't take into consideration the biggest threat when it comes to transnational repression. The threat which comes from the Chinese Communist Party. In the text of the draft resolution, China is mentioned only once and without any details. According to the NGO Freedom House, "China conducts the most sophisticated global and comprehensive campaign of transnational repression in the world". This organisation, Freedom House, also mentions that "the CCP... 22/06/2023 | 20:04:03 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) As we all know, the Olympic Games are also about peace. But not for Russia. It’s no coincidence that Russia had started wars against Georgia in 2008 and against Ukraine in 2014 right after the Olympic Games. Russia has always been using the Olympic Games in the same way as these Games were used by Hitler. Sport in totalitarian Russia has never been beyond politics. On the contrary, it has always been about politics, it has always been an... 20/06/2023 | 18:15:19 Thank you, Madam President. I was sure from the very beginning that as soon as we started talking about investigating Russian influence, someone would definitely start talking about Senator Joseph McCarthy... Dear friends, I hope these debates are not about an attempt to use an international organisation against the ruling party, on the eve of the elections in Poland. I understand that intrigues are an important part of politics, but still, we should refrain from meddling in the internal...