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Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020


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: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 28/01/2020)


Last speeches

28/01/2021 | 13:19:41 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I definitely agree with Frank Schwabe that for the last 2 years have been exactly like ground hog day. Where time and time again a small group of very concerned states is obstinately pointing out to violations by one single very big state. Russia is the single major violator of the Convention and Statute. A country guilty of a whole list of international law breaches, which include aggression, war crimes and human rights crimes... 27/01/2021 | 19:03:59 Thank you, Mister Speaker. Thank you also to the Rapporteur who has so carefully put together this report. In fact, the role of NGOs is crucial in protecting the fundamental values of the Council of Europe such as democracy, the rule of law, and human rights. Just like a free press and independent courts, civil society organisations are the ones shedding light on violations that are often committed by respective national governments and imparting opinions which are alternative to those... 26/01/2021 | 12:59:44 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) First of all, I would like to thank Mr Rapporteur for drawing attention to such an important issue. It is up to each and every national State to respect its obligations under the Convention, to protect its people and to protect the rule of law. Courts play a paramount role in this process. This is why reform of the judiciary into an independent, unbiased and unprejudiced force is so important for all countries who find themselves under the... 26/01/2021 | 10:19:41 Thank you, colleagues, I will take a few minutes to explain how the convention and the European Court of human rights are the basic instruments for guarding the European peoples against violators who are often their own respective states. We have to look at the statistics to identify the countries who are most culpable of grave breaches of Human Rights. Year in year out the Russian Federation has led this list was the greatest number of cases admitted to and decided by the European Court of... 29/01/2020 | 18:50:58 It is more than two years since the outbreak of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Dear friends and colleagues, this is not the opening line of the speech. In fact it is the opening line of Resolution 2132 adopted by this Assembly in 2016. On 20th February this year it will be six years since the outbreak of that same Russian aggression in Ukraine. Since the very first resolution this house has passed back in 2014 on Russian aggression in Ukraine, Crimea remains annexed and Eastern Ukraine is...


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