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27/04/2022 | 18:16:16 Thank you very much.  Madam President,  I want to inform you that Putin answered to our Assembly, just maybe an hour or two hours ago, he mentioned the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This modern Hitler answered to what we are doing here now. I just want to inform you that he said that the Parliamentary Assembly was organised at the beginning of 1990s – so, as always, history is not his strong point – to influence on post-Soviet countries. He said that we do not make sense... 27/04/2022 | 10:27:32 Thank you very much. Dear colleagues, You know I just – first of all I want to thank my political group European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance for the possibility that a Ukrainian is a spokesperson on this issue. But first of all I want to speak now on behalf of the Ukrainian people. That's why I'm here. That's why I left Ukraine which is now a frontline. I left my country less than almost 48 hours ago. I can tell you that you know even now when I hear an aeroplane, I think it's... 15/03/2022 | 17:22:49 Hello dear colleagues. I do not know - do you see me now and do you recognise me? Because now, I'm probably not looking like a member of the parliament, because now, I am more a member of the territorial defence of Ukraine like thousands and thousands. More than 100 thousand of my compatriots joined the territorial defence just to fight for our land, just to fight for our freedom - because unfortunately the time of words ended. Today is the time to fight for our values - if we really have... 27/01/2022 | 12:38:53 Thank you, dear colleagues. We are now discussing the security situation in Europe and we need to admit that it is the worst in the 21st century. The world hybrid war started by Putin in 2008 by the war against Russia, we see it now. During this time we see propaganda war, cyberwar, we see small-scale terroristic attacks like killing in Salisbury, Berlin, like explosions in the Czech Republic, medium-to-large-scale military operations like the Russian wars against Georgia, Syria, and first of... 26/01/2022 | 18:16:34 I am certain that Russians would like for Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Vrubel, Tchaikovsky, for those to be the face of Russia, and for Russia to be associated with them, and not with Mr Alexei Navalny. It's quite clear that's not what the situation is. Mr Vladimir Putin is the face of Russia, he is the person that kills. He has become one of the richest people in the world. He has drawn together the colossal resources of that country for his benefit. Let's not forget that people in Russia make an... 26/01/2022 | 16:17:18 Thank you. You know, you can read this report. Everything is right except the conclusion! Russia is violating everything, but the conclusion is: OK, let's not react at all. It's unbelievable. I just want to remind you in 2005 former KGB agent Vladimir Putin said that the biggest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century is the collapse of the Soviet Union, and he started to rebuild the Soviet Union. Just take a look: Kazakhstan, Belarus, occupied territory of Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova... 26/01/2022 | 12:08:57 Thank you Madam Chair. Thank you to the rapporteur for his great work and a really important report. I would like to speak about the fact that sport should be out of politics. That's extremely important today, because we know historically that dictators, tyrants, they like to use sport to cover their crimes and to show their might. We know this starting from Mr Adolf Hitler and finishing with Mr Vladimir Putin. We know that on 8 August 2008, on the day of the beginning of the Summer Olympic... 26/01/2022 | 11:14:18 Thank you. Thank you Mr President. First of all I would like to thank the rapporteur for the great work and a great report. Thank you very much. It is a really very important issue we are discussing now. Football is not just a sport. Football is the favourite game of millions. That's why it is also often used in an absolutely wrong way. It is often used in a wrong way in commercial issues, but also, unfortunately, in political issues which we are here for, our Assembly, the Council of Europe... 24/01/2022 | 18:24:55 Thank you Mr President, dear Commissioner Ylva Johansen, dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, The European Union Pact on Migration and Asylum elaborated by the European Commission is an important set of proposals aimed at improving asylum and migration management procedures in Europe. In the present political context in Europe there is a real threat of a new wave of military invasion by Russian troops in Ukraine, which can provoke millions of refugees. The recent political crisis in... 30/09/2021 | 17:42:20 Thank you Mr Chairman, dear colleagues, I want to thank the rapporteur for a very good report on an extremely important topic, because that's the 21st century, dear colleagues; really – cyber activity, cyber attacks, and cyberwars are something which we face in our time. I just want to remind you that last week there was a statement by the EU High Representative on Foreign Policy, Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles, and I want to quote it: "Some EU Member States have observed malicious cyber...