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25/01/2023 | 10:35:13 Thank you, Mister President. [in French] Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank Mister John HOWELL for extremely important work. Real bravo! Because that is so important to speak today about what's going on about the possible consequences especially in the time when, unfortunately, big war is back to Europe in Ukraine. Russia is causing not only genocide against Ukrainians, but ecocide today that is so dangerous for everybody on the planet, when for the first time in human... 13/10/2022 | 11:22:36 Thank you very much, First of all, I would like to thank the rapporteur, my friend Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS for his great work. This is a very powerful report, together with the amendments which were today supported by the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy. We're speaking about a tribunal for justice. We're speaking finally about air defence, weaponry to Ukraine, to save our civilians. We're designating the Russian regime as a terrorist regime, which is absolutely true. We are saying... 11/10/2022 | 11:00:00 Thank you very much Madam Chair. I want to say that it is an extremely important and timely report and topic, because finally we are here now, discussing a strategic topic. This is the expanding of the free world. The Western Balkans should be an extremely important part of the free world. We should do everything to help them to do it. Otherwise, we'll have great problems there – and we know what it could look like. That's why I just want to remind you that this is not a vacuum. Other players... 10/10/2022 | 16:29:42 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. First of all I want to wish the Armenian and Azeri people peace. We Ukrainians understand how important it is, better than many others. We want to support with our words our friends from Azerbaijan and from Armenia. We believe that they can find a solution. We've seen progress in the negotiations between these two countries, with the help of Europe. I encourage them to continue. I'm sure they will find the solution which should definitely respect territorial... 23/06/2022 | 16:36:57 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you, dear colleagues. I think that is extremely important debate. You all know that all this session is mostly about this awful war of aggression of Russia against Ukraine. And it has many dimensions on the land, but not only. Also one of the dimensions of this war is Russian attempt to occupy the Black Sea. Yes, to occupy, because they already occupied the Sea of Azov and stopped any activities there. Only their own is on the place. And now they're... 22/06/2022 | 17:18:55 Thank you, very much. Dear colleagues, we're discussing humanitarian consequences of this awful war which Russia started against Ukraine, and first of all, like my colleagues, I want to say thank you. Thank you to all people who are supporting Ukrainian refugees. Thank you, merci beaucoup, vielen Dank, ačiū, paldies, dziękuję bardzo. I want to thank all people who really opened the doors of their homes for everybody who needs it. I want to thank those Polish people who came to the border... 21/06/2022 | 19:04:08 Thank you very much. First of all, thank you to Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR and Mr Frank SCHWABE for a very good work and to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and great Secretariat of this Committee for a very good work. And I want to tell you that it is extremely important reports and I want to stress your attention on North Caucasus. That's very important. That's shows to all of us what is the Russian Empire, what is the Russian Federation. In 19th century it was said it... 21/06/2022 | 10:12:04 Thank you very much Mr President, Dear colleagues, I want to address you because I think it's an extremely important moment today. We are discussing "Security in the continent and the role of the Council of Europe" here. I just want to remind you that in 1949 this organisation was created to prevent a new awful war in Europe, after the awful Second World War with millions of victims. The idea was to prevent a new war in Europe – and let's acknowledge it, we failed. Today we again have an... 20/06/2022 | 12:54:41 Thank you Madam Chair. First of all, thank you for the possibility to speak. Secondly, I would like to address all of you, my dear colleagues, I just want to remind you that our organisation, the Council of Europe, was created as a fortress for democracy, human rights, rule of law – for the general values which unite all of us and all civilised people on the continent. In this meaning Strasbourg has been the heart of Europe – I'm saying "has been", because I think now Mariupol is the heart of... 28/04/2022 | 11:45:26 Thank you Mr President. First of all I would like to thank the rapporteur for great work done. It's not just the words, because there are many things here, in this report. First of all, awful crimes, war crimes, atrocities, were committed by Russia. Not just by Putin. It was not Putin himself who killed men and women and children. It was not Putin himself who raped women. These were concrete people – Russian military, paramilitary – who did this, and they should be responsible and accountable...