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26/06/2019 | 16:27:09 Madam Chair. I am disappointed that colleagues have run off. Yet it is lovely to hear proper Russian language in this House. It's not a question of language however. What are we hearing here? What is behind the words? What is behind the actions? That is what we need to look at. I have had to listen to statements by Russian colleagues and apparently the Europeans asked for this because they couldn't manage without the money. That's what the Russians are saying. And apparently there is not... 24/06/2019 | 19:34:14 Dear Madam President, dear colleagues, dear friends, I would like to thank everybody for everything. For your support of Ukraine. For helping us to know what is Europe. Because we are young Europeans. For us it's important to make the right way. We chose the right way several years ago. Some of you sometimes call us aggressive. Now we are not aggressive. We are soldiers on the border of Europe. We are defending you. This is why sometimes, like Mr Filippo Lombardi said, for us double standards... 24/01/2019 | 19:26:56 I thank the rapporteur for this important and necessary report. A main principle of the Council of Europe is to support national minorities and indigenous peoples. We are all different, with different languages, traditions, cultures and religions. That is precisely our advantage; those differences make us strong, versatile and bright. When we speak from heart to heart, we find a common language – no matter what it is – on the basis of European values and human rights. Now, a minority group... 24/01/2019 | 11:31:33 I thank the rapporteur for this report. The fate of 24 innocent people is in the words and letters of this text. These young guys went to defend their homeland, knowing that their mission was to defend their country and European values – the Council of Europe’s values. For a long time, we have been looking for a medicine for aggression and occupation of territories, and for something that will help to preserve peace. Maybe the solution is to call a spade a spade. The Russian armed forces...