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Ms Lesia VASYLENKO (Ukraine, ALDE)


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 16/04/2021
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 27/01/2020 to 15/04/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Ukraine

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Alternate ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 22/01/2024)
  • Full Member ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 24/01/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 25/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Sergiy VLASENKO (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)


Last speeches

26/01/2024 | 10:50:24 Thank you, President. Dear colleagues, On behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, I'd like to thank the rapporteur for tackling such an important subject in the realm of children's rights. This report, in fact, is very much linked with the report on deported Ukrainian children. As so many of you heard yesterday, during the urgent debate, the children stolen from their families in Ukraine go through a whole chain of abusive institutions in Russia. First, there are... 24/01/2024 | 19:08:57 Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, I would like to complement the rapporteur on the excellent Report. He really sheds light on the deplorable fact of torture which is still taking place in Europe in the 21st century. And while the Reports and the Recommendations are absolutely to the point, sadly, I feel a rather important example has been omitted. Russia, as it is rightly highlighted in the Report, for years, has been disregarding all recommendations to stop practices of torture and... 24/01/2024 | 17:05:18 Thank you for the floor. [said in French] I'd like to start by thanking the rapporteurs on the work they've done on this extensive report, which really covers everything from climate change to economic development to inflation and to the risks that we have already lived through and the risks that are yet to come. All this not just for the Council of Europe countries, but far beyond, because, of course, we are talking about the OECD, which is a more global, worldwide organisation. Reports like... 27/04/2023 | 19:04:41 I will actually continue the line of thought from my colleague from the Ukrainian delegation. First of all I would like us to all thank our rapporteur, who has presented us with the opportunity to discuss a very timely topic. We live in a world where everything is interlinked and intertwined. Trade and economic well-being are linked to, impacted by, but also impacting the lives of people, their rights, and their living conditions. However today, all too often, economic gains are prioritised... 27/04/2023 | 16:21:03 Thank you Chair. Dear colleagues, and today I am very very grateful to our rapporteurs who have put together a fundamental report which condemns in the strictest but also in the fairest terms the grave crime, another grave crime, that Russia is committing against the peaceful people of Ukraine and against the most vulnerable of those people. This time last year, speaking at the UN Security Council, Amal Clooney called Ukraine a slaughterhouse. Ukraine became a slaughterhouse at the courtesy...