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Servant of the People

Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Substitute - Ukraine

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

  • Alternate of Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)


Last speeches

24/06/2021 | 17:52:21 Thank you very much, Mister Chairman, I hope I fail not. Thank you again to Mr Rapporteur. It's a tremendously important report that he has prepared. Ladies and gentlemen, free access to funding is a key condition for a stable and competitive democracy process. Milton Friedman mentioned about 60 years ago that financial inflows and donations can be positive for establishing pluralism and maintenance of democratic principles. But now we are facing another challenge, which makes donations for... 23/06/2021 | 10:25:32 Thank you very much. Dear colleagues, on Sunday 23rd of May, the Ryanair flight, as you all know, travelling from Athens to Vilnius made an abrupt change of course over Belarus, some 10 kilometres from the Lithuanian border, and made a forced emergency landing in Minsk because of an alleged email bomb threat. Now, if one analyses the Belarusian public communications in late May, he might discover the following version of events. So, an alleged member of Palestinian movement Hamas sent an... 22/06/2021 | 12:30:55 Dear colleagues, dear Monsieur le Rapporteur, Thank you very much for your tremendous work and for raising such a crucial issue given the events of the last two years. It is of course of the utmost importance. While one shall not question the efficiency of vaccination as one of the most effective measures to combat the pandemic, the introduction of vaccination passports, however, might be considered questionable and implemented with extreme care, due to the potential social-economic... 22/04/2021 | 10:34:09 Thank you very much dear Mr President. Dear colleagues, on behalf of our political group I would like to express my gratitude to the rapporteur for the truly challenging yet undoubtedly necessary work he has conducted on this matter. We consider it to be of utmost importance and would like to endorse his efforts. I said necessary because there is a persistent feeling in the air that the time has come to finally start calling things by their proper names if this estimable institution wants to... 20/04/2021 | 15:45:40 Thank you very much Mr President, dear colleagues. Today around 4 billion people are internet users with 80% of the European population using internet daily. Time spent online amounts now to six hours a day in the digital environment for an average citizen of Europe. Hence, it's no surprise the top seven of global market capitalisation leaders are technology companies: the founding fathers of the digital economy. The statement made in the report that the digital economy is booming is...