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Mr Pavlo BAKUNETS (Ukraine, EC/DA)

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Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 23/01/2023

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2023 Substitute - Ukraine

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

  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 15/03/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Larysa BILOZIR (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 02/03/2023 to 21/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 22/01/2024)


Last speeches

20/06/2023 | 19:39:44 Thank you. Dear Mister President, Dear Members of Assembly, First and foremost, I would like to express my condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This global crisis has shaken the world. It was such a challenge for our global health security system. I represent Ukraine and, as all you know, before Covid-19, we received another virus, even more negative, lethal virus, the virus of racism. It is about Russian aggression against Ukraine. It... 20/06/2023 | 18:23:58 Dear members of the Parliamentary Assembly, It is a great honour for me to be here with you, to be here in the symbolic place where values, such as democracy, the rule of law and human rights are appreciated and valued. Today, the international community observes with horror as Russia continues its brutal war against Ukraine, against Europe. Missiles, mass executions of civilians, nuclear blackmail and the bombing of hydroelectric power plants... it is ecocide, it is genocide. Ruscism, as the... 25/04/2023 | 20:03:28 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) A United Europe is definitely one of the major players in the global political arena. And a united Europe is guided in every decision by the principles of the rule of law, democracy, human rights, and peace in the world. Some countries are already fortunate to have a high-quality, inter-parliamentary dialogue and work closely with Europe through the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Truly, this is a great victory for Europe and... 25/04/2023 | 20:02:58 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) It’s a great honour for me to be here, to stay in this symbolic place of democracy and speak to you. We have reached the level of democracy when we are discussing the adaptation of national constitutions to human rights. We are discussing the rule of law, which is based on human rights. We will make European constitutions as perfect as possible, but they are powerless against a cynical external enemy and powerless against Russian aggression... 27/01/2023 | 10:35:17 Dear President, Dear members of the Assembly, No one in Europe knows more than Ukrainians about the pain and death that weapons bring. Ukrainians also understand how weapons can help defeat an aggressor. Everything depends on whose hands the weapons are in. Paragraph 9 of this resolution has a very clear lesson for us: Autonomous weapons systems must not be used if they are likely to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering. The Russian occupiers made a real massacre in Irpin...