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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)

  • 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)


Last speeches

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... 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...