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Ms Lesia VASYLENKO

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Representative
Deputy
Holos

Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv
Ukraine

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020

Mandates

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)

  • Full Member ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Sergiy VLASENKO (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)

Interventions

Last speeches

25/01/2023 | 17:05:50 Thank you, Mister President. "Doesn't your husband beat you? Stop sulking. Wipe away your tears. And this is just like home." "Doesn't your husband beat you?" This is a question that paramedic Yulia Paievska, better known as Taira, was asked by her female medical care when she was brought in after yet another round of violent interrogations in a Russian prisoner of war detention centre. "I mean, doesn't your husband beat you?" So light-heartedly asked in such an earnest surprise. As if it... 25/01/2023 | 10:57:03 And a very big thank you to our rapporteur. When Mr John HOWELL took up this topic for report back in 2020, John, you really stood up for the environment, which truly is a silent victim of war. The report covers a wide spectrum of environmental damage that was caused: air pollution, water pollution, nuclear insecurity, contamination of landmines, biodiversity depletion. It's all in there. In Ukraine alone, the damage to the environment resulting from Russia's war is estimated at 46 billion... 24/01/2023 | 18:22:33 Thank you Madam Chair, I join in the congratulations of our colleague and my dear friend, Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN, on this excellent report. Thank you Fiona, for highlighting again the critical role our organisation plays in countering, if not preventing, aggression and all the evils that stem from it. The summit is a unique opportunity to revise the Council of Europe's activities and set out an ambitious vision for the future of this institution - a vision which heads of state and government... 24/01/2023 | 11:16:10 Thank you. President, Colleagues, I first of all would like to say thank you to Ms Khatia DEKANOIDZE also for raising the points and making such conclusions. With that, also to say thank you to Ms Petra BAYR. She has done an excellent job at highlighting the problems that come from wars and especially from such crimes as rape. This discussion has done nothing else but raise awareness about the consequences and long-lasting damage that is caused to the survivors of rape. As the report clearly... 23/06/2022 | 17:05:57 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, I will start with a quote: "The famine will start now and they will lift the sanctions and be friends with us because they will realise that it's impossible not to be friends with us." These are the words of Margarita Simonyan, the chief editor of Russia's main state-controlled propaganda channel, during the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum just earlier this week. Everything you need to know about Russia and its plans regarding the global food...

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