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Mr Rustem UMEROV

Speeches since 2019

27/01/2022 | 13:13:05 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Mr. President, Esteemed colleagues, I thank the rapporteur for his work on such an important issue. Valery Vashchuk, Ivan Bondarets, Vasyl Chernysh, Timur Shaimardanov, Seyran Zinedinov, Islam Dzhepparov, Dzhevdet Islamov, Eskender Apselyamov, Fedir Kostenko, Mukhtar Arislanov, Arlen Terekhov, Ruslan Ganiev, Arsen Ibramov, Arsen Tabrav — those are names of my compatriots — pro-Ukrainian activists who had openly opposed the Russian... 27/01/2022 | 13:05:16 Thank you, Madam President. I want to start today's speech with the remark that we are not talking about the recent challenges in security in Europe. Those issues are not recent at all. For eight years in a row, there has been an active war in the centre of Europe: Russia has attacked Ukraine, occupied its territories, Crimea and some territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russia has killed more than 14 000 Ukrainian citizens and continues to legally detain almost 500 people in... 26/01/2022 | 18:44:12 Dear Mr President, Esteemed colleagues, I would like to thank the rapporteur for the introduction to the report and the work that has been done. Today Russia pretends to be a modern villain, and by all means tries to match this character. The Kremlin has a long list of people killed for criticising the policies of Russia. Among them are politicians, journalists, and activists. Just a few examples: - The homicide of Anna Politkovskaya, who was writing about crimes in 2006. - The death of... 26/01/2022 | 16:54:06 Hi everybody, Dear President, distinguished colleagues, Today I want to remind you that the Council of Europe was founded in the wake of World War II to uphold human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe. None of this is present in modern Russia. Moreover the Kremlin rudely violates human rights both of its own citizens as well as citizens of other countries, particularly Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in temporarily occupied Crimea. Last year in June, PACE adopted the resolution... 30/09/2021 | 09:57:30 Dear President, esteemed colleagues, I would like to express my gratitude to the rapporteur for the truly challenging, yet undoubtedly necessary work he has conducted on this matter. Ukrainians helped more than 700 people to leave Afghanistan, and I thank our Ministry of Defence and every service member from Ukraine and other countries who took part in the evacuation operation. But this is not the end. Unfortunately the worst might be yet to come. The EU and PACE have to involve the Committee... 23/06/2021 | 18:50:53 Distinguished colleagues, I'm glad to welcome all of you today as a representative of the Crimean Tatars from temporary occupied Ukrainian Crimea. I thank Ms Thorhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR for her tremendous work on this resolution. I thank all my colleagues who worked on this document. I also want to thank everyone who is supporting the Ukrainian agenda on an international level. Unfortunately, the situation with the violation of human rights in Crimea is getting worse. In the first quarter of... 28/01/2021 | 13:27:23 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I want to focus on the issue of Kremlin political prisoners. After the occupation of Crimea, Russia started detaining Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians only because they had a pro-Ukrainian position. During the period of temporary occupation of Crimea, at least 138 people were persecuted for political reasons, and 119 were imprisoned for various terms. Most of them, namely 93 people, are Crimean Tatars. But it's not about statistics. It's about... 28/01/2021 | 12:16:23 I'm grateful to rapporteur for such a complex approach to the topic of ethnic profiling. Ethnic profiling is a discriminatory practice when law enforcement officers unreasonably, purely on the grounds of religion, ethnicity, language, detain citizens, subject them to more severe checks. It was mentioned in the report about ethnical profiling performed by the Russian police targeting in particular migrants from Central Asia and Caucasus. Although, I'd like to highlight the problem of usage of... 27/01/2021 | 11:53:42 I would like to thank the speaker for their comprehensive report. I would like to point out several aspects based on it. Ukraine is deeply concerned that Russia is forcibly vaccinating Ukrainian citizens in Crimea with its "Sputnik V" vaccine. The WHO is expected to decide on the Russian vaccine "Sputnik V" only at the end of the first half of 2021. Thus, it is currently not a licensed vaccine. The report emphasises that regulatory bodies in charge of assessing and authorising vaccines...