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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 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

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... 20/06/2023 | 16:35:50 Thank you, Madam President. The fate of democracy in Belarus, the fate of Belarus is being decided now in Ukraine. And the road to the victory of freedom and democracy in Belarus lies through the victory of Ukraine, through the military defeat of the Russian Empire. That is why the Belarusian democratic opposition should do everything it can to bring closer the victory of Ukraine, and to contribute effectively to this victory. What can be done by the Belarusians in this regard? First of all... 27/04/2023 | 20:04:03 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Dear friends, There is a link between democracy and human rights on the one hand and international trade - on the other hand. My major point is very simple: international trade should contribute to the development of democracy and human rights, and should not make authoritarian regimes stronger. There is a political myth, which I call a myth of economic appeasement, according to which if you develop trade and economic relations with a bear...