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13/10/2023 | 10:20:00 Thank you. First of all I would like to thank Mr Pieter OMTZIGT for his great job and for this Report. I think maybe we even now underestimate the value of this Report. It's not just about Putin, it's not just about the fact that he is a dictator, it's about a much wider picture, why democracy matters. And on the example of Russia and Putin we see why democracy matters. When you have a dictator and dictatorship, and it's clearly said here in this Report that Putin is a dictator, no questions... 12/10/2023 | 16:05:45 Thank you very much. What is the topic of our debate? Let me quote, "The role of the Council of Europe in preventing conflicts, restoring credibility of international institutions, and promoting global peace and ensuring a just peace in Ukraine and lasting security in Europe." Do we really believe that we can achieve it just by talking and adopting resolutions? We have tried to do this for decades here. For decades we were just speaking with Russia, thinking that this was a dialogue which... 11/10/2023 | 17:23:57 Thank you very much. First of all, I'd like to thank the Rapporteur for an excellent job and not only for this report, but for years in this Assembly. But I need to start with something else, because in the previous topic, unfortunately, no single Ukrainian MP received the possibility to speak, accidentally, since so many people wanted to speak but for us it's very important because we Ukrainians are living through this terror every day. When we saw these horrors from Israel, it was so... 23/06/2023 | 11:25:27 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. I am so happy to speak now about such an important topic: the digital divide. Special thanks to the rapporteur, because that is about the future, because the digital divide creates huge problems for the future of our children, of our teenagers. We need to deal with it now in order to prevent awful consequences for our society. Usually, I am speaking here about what should be done, by us, by somebody else in the future, but now I want to share with you a... 23/06/2023 | 10:53:35 Thank you. Thank you very much, dear Chairman. First of all, I would like to thank the rapporteur for the great job done, especially the part about transnational repressions and killings organised by the Russian Federation, which is so striking. Starting from Novichok in Salisbury, coming to the killings organised by Mr Ramzan Kadyrov and other Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) people, that is really striking. What is really transnational and what is the next phase of Russian... 22/06/2023 | 18:38:46 Thank you very much Mister President. On behalf of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, first of all, I would like to thank Mr Paul GAVAN, rapporteur, for a very important and courageous report. I would also like to thank the Secretariat of the Committee for all work done. I would also like to thank all members of our Committee. Today, we had a long and big debate and I think it was fruitful, so I want to thank everybody for this. The most important thing which I want... 22/06/2023 | 16:23:47 Thank you, Mister President, and special thanks to the rapporteurs, especially to Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS for the great job done. Thank you very much for such powerful and important reports. Now we're speaking about sport. We are speaking the word "neutral". I want to take this point and to go ahead. What is really neutrality? Can we really be neutral in the world? You know, when I hear that, it is not just from sportsmen. It is culture people, artists. We see people in Monaco, Courchevel... 21/06/2023 | 18:07:02 Thank you very much. I wanted to speak about other things, but I heard our Hungarian colleague. I can't not respond to it, because when you're saying that you live in a war zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border, welcome to Ukraine. I will show you a war zone. I will show you a real war zone. You should see it. The only prime minister in Europe who has not visited Ukraine is Mr Viktor Orbán. Take your prime minister and visit our country. I will show you the war zone, and I will show you why... 27/04/2023 | 17:46:41 Thank you very much, dear Chairman. I want to tell you that we are now discussing an extremely important topic. We are speaking about the security in the whole of Europe. And Moldova today is one of the keys to the security of the whole of Europe. First of all, I want to thank Moldovans, the Moldovan people for all their support to Ukraine and Ukrainians. My constituency borders Moldova. I live just one hour from the border with Moldova and I know how many people, especially from my native... 27/04/2023 | 16:41:01 Thank you very much dear Chairman, dear colleagues, First of all, great work from the rapporteur. A big thanks for this, and especially a big thanks for the word "genocide" which is mentioned in the text. That is very important. We need to say after this - when we say "terrorism", we know that there is the definition "sponsor of terrorism". But when we are saying "genocide", there are also "sponsors of genocide". So who are the sponsors of genocide? I want now to mention one country - Hungary...