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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:
2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group 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 Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 27/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • 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

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... 23/06/2021 | 18:12:52 Thank you Madam President. The occupying authorities in Crimea again directed their repressive machine at the Crimean Tatars: conducting searches, illegal detentions, imprisoning representatives of the Crimean Tatar people for political reasons, constant intimidation and forcing them to forget their rights - just like before, 77 years ago, when a criminal deportation of the Crimean Tatar people was carried out by the Soviet government, which was ethnic cleansing and genocide. In May 2021, in... 22/06/2021 | 11:26:49 Thank you. Does anyone wish to speak against the amendment? I cannot see such a person. So the Committee unanimously accepted the amendment. I shall now put the amendment to the vote. Members present in the Chamber should use the hemicycle voting system. Members participating remotely should vote using the remote voting system. The vote in the Hemicycle and by remote voting is now open. The vote is closed. I call for the result to be displayed. Amendment 1 is agreed to. We will now proceed to... 21/06/2021 | 18:39:55 Dear colleagues, first of all I would like to congratulate the rapporteur for having prepared such an important and interesting report raising serious issues of political and public life. As a matter of principle, the politicians should be guaranteed freedom of speech and expression in the course of implementing their political mandate. Without this freedom they would be unable to adequately express their own political views as well as convey the views of their constituencies. Let me quote... 22/04/2021 | 10:56:19 Dear Colleagues, The life of Alexei Navalny hangs by a thread. Can we really save his life from imminent death? We all know perfectly well that now Alexei is at the hands of the same people who had tried to poison him. We also know who is a primary decision-maker when it comes to a decision on whether Alexei will live or die. This person is Russian President Mr Putin. Let's have no illusions that there isn't any rule-of-law state in Russia. There is no rule of law in Russia. There Is only...