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13/10/2023 | 11:27:12 Thank you very much, Madam President. Dear colleagues, Dear rapporteurs, Assembly, First of all, thank you very much for your really excellent work to our rapporteur. It is really brilliant work. So mental health and mental well-being of children and young people is one of the vital and even core topics for the future of Europe. The pandemic brought a shift in how mental well-being is being handled and treated in our societies and globally. And a human rights-based approach is the core of the... 12/10/2023 | 16:39:42 Thank you, Madam President. Dear rapporteurs, dear colleagues, this debate is one of the most important we had in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. It's about ensuring a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace and security in Ukraine and in Europe, it's about how to restore respect for the rule of law and what step we should take on the way to a new world political architecture. This resolution perfectly accumulates all the key actions that must be taken and supported widely... 11/10/2023 | 20:04:01 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Mr President, dear Madam Rapporteur, dear colleagues, The issue we are raising and discussing today is about human dignity and respect and protection of fundamental rights, violence against women with disabilities seems to be one of the tabooed issues. Unfortunately, violence against women remains one of the most widespread violations of human rights worldwide and is now firmly at the forefront of the international development agenda as... 21/06/2023 | 17:24:31 Dear Mister Chairman, dear rapporteurs, Migration is one of the key challenges in the 21st century, and for the future. Yesterday, on 20 June we marked World Refugee Day. It is a special day for me, as well, because I'm twice an internally displaced person in my country Ukraine as well. So, according to the UN, an estimated 100 million people were forcibly displayed from their homes and communities by the end of 2022, due to the worst violence human rights violations, natural and human... 28/04/2023 | 11:35:09 Thank you, dear Mister President, dear colleagues, First of all, thank you very much Ms Yevheniia KRAVCHUK and Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN for this excellent work. Today's debate is very important for us as parliamentarians from different perspectives. First, Young people are our future and they will decide what Europe, our countries, will look like, what values will be cherished and how society will develop. But it's our duty to prepare them, to train them properly, to ensure their rights are... 26/04/2023 | 20:01:12 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Dear colleagues, I am an environmentalist by my training, professional duties and my mission. Everything that is said about the devastating consequences of human irresponsible behaviour which has led to a climate crisis and the suffering of our planet is a painful truth but also a last call to actions! Please accept my deep condolences to the victims of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. We do support the actions of support from the CoE... 25/04/2023 | 17:45:54 Thank you very much. Dear Madam President, dear rapporteur, First of all, thank you very much for this excellent work. As correctly mentioned in our report, one of the aims of the Council of Europe is achievement of the greater unity between our member States based on common values, including the creation of a common European space for human rights. Such unity is fundamental for an effective and meaningful democracy governed by the rule of law. With these values Ukraine joined the Council of... 27/01/2023 | 11:22:04 Dear Mister President, Dear Madam Rapporteur, Ladies and Gentlemen, The main principle of the and values of the Council of Europe should be commonly shared across Europe and effectively implemented by the member States, by institutions, by people. Academia, higher education, plays a critical role here in training young people in these values to create an academic culture based on the principle of academic freedom, ethics and integrity, diversity and inclusiveness, non-discrimination and... 26/01/2023 | 13:02:20 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Mr President, dear Ms Rapporteur, ladies and gentlemen, Since the beginning of the illegal invasion in 2014, Russia has been committing numerous crimes on the territory of Ukraine. The largest tragedy in Europe, the biggest humanitarian catastrophe since World War II has unfolded before our eyes since 2022. Bomb shelling, levelling the large territories with the ground, severe distractions, hundreds of killed, thousands are kidnapped or... 25/01/2023 | 10:31:28 Dear Mr Chairman, dear Mr rapporteur, dear Assembly, First of all, let me congratulate Mr John HOWELL on the excellent report on the draft resolution and I am sure that is one of the most crucial reports and resolutions for the Council of Europe today and for the future. When we recognise the right to a healthy environment as a fundamental human right, the main rule of the Council of Europe is to be the guardian of human rights and the rule of law in times of peace and war. Environmental...