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13/10/2023 | 10:47:16 Thank you. I want, of course, to say my big thanks to the rapporteur, Mr Pieter OMTZIGT. I think that he started a very serious theme. It's only the beginning of our discussion, because everybody understands that it's not only about Putin and about Russia. It's a broader theme. This Report is about checks and balances, and about the future of Europe and the future of the world. The end of the Russian Republic and the start of Putin's dictatorship is only one episode in the European security... 12/10/2023 | 17:03:56 Thank you very much, Madam Chairman. The best war is a war that did not happen. Everybody understands that, but it is very important to understand how and what we can do to make sure that war does not happen. I think that some replies that I want to give our colleagues are very important in this case. First of all, a strong army. It is very important to have a strong army, but it must not be a one-way process. Somebody proposed disarmament. It must be a process by everybody if it is... 12/10/2023 | 15:44:18 President, dear colleagues, I want to present the Report that was not prepared by me. It was prepared by my colleague, Ms Lesia VASYLENKO, but unfortunately her father passed away on Monday, and so she didn't have the possibility to Present this report. Her father was a prominent specialist in international and constitutional law. He was a prominent ambassador of Ukraine. He was a representative of the United Nations criminal court. We can find a lot of his excellent ideas in this report as... 25/04/2023 | 16:59:16 Thank you. Dear colleagues. I think that the main question now that of the all people of Europe are asking is, what can we expect from the Reykjavík Summit? I think that it is very important to understand that in times when a lot of other international organisations became weaker, our organisation must have all of the possibility to become stronger than we were before. Over the last decades, from the establishment of our organisation, the whole of Europe and the whole world changed... 26/01/2023 | 11:29:38 Mr President, dear colleagues, I want to thank the rapporteur for this excellent document because it's not only a document. It's really a new history that you started to write together with us. It's very important to have correct definitions in this history - and you did it as a rapporteur. I thank all the others who did their excellent work to have the excellent report in this minute. What kind of definitions? It's not a war in Ukraine - it's a Russian aggression against Ukraine. It's very... 23/01/2023 | 16:09:18 Thank you, Mr President. I want to thank the work of the Bureau and the Standing Committee for all this period. I think that our organisation is a real forward organisation, not only in Europe but in the whole world. As well as we were the first who excluded the Russian Federation from more organs of the Council of Europe, especially from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, we were the first organisation that in a previous session, did everything in order to recognise the... 13/10/2022 | 12:10:06 "We have already fulfilled all our tasks for today". This was the phrase of bloody dictator Putin, which he announced the same day when the biggest missile attack destroyed hospitals, energy systems, in the twelve biggest cities of Ukraine. So it was his reaction when he know that any one military object was destroyed. But he fulfilled all his tasks. Second, if you can imagine what is now on occupied territories, where tortures, each day tortures, by the secret services of Russia against... 11/10/2022 | 11:29:41 Thank you Mr President, thank you Mr Rapporteur. I think that Mr George PAPANDREOU found a lot of answers fortunately to very complicated questions, but unfortunately we have more questions than answers. So this discussion is very important not only to the Western Balkans; it's very important to the whole European Union and to all unions of European peoples. First of all, of course it's a war of civilisations. When my previous colleagues mentioned the new fascist regime of Putin in Russia... 22/06/2022 | 17:15:36 Thank you, Mister Chairman. I want to start my speech and say thank you to all of you: to politicians, to your governments, to millions of your citizens who are doing all in order to protect Ukrainians, Syrians, and a lot of other nations from the atrocities of war. The bloody dictator Putin can't even imagine that we will be so united in such circumstances. Now, when a lot of children and women in Europe find their relatives, real relatives, they never saw these people before, but they... 21/06/2022 | 10:50:42 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, I think that it is only the beginning of the serious work that we started from this report. It is impossible to have security in Europe and the whole world without the security of whole organisations that had to provide peace and stability in Europe and the whole world. Who could imagine at the beginning of the 2000s, that a dictator would come to power in Russia and become a fascist dictator? We cannot even imagine that, at the beginning of the...