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25/01/2024 | 10:52:24 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, Today I would like to bring to your attention the incredible resilience of the children and families of Ukraine during the war. Despite intense battles, missile strikes, and drone attacks for over 20 months, 94% of them continue to attend classes either in person, online or mixed learning. It is not easy to visit schools for them. Because of air alarms, children and staff have to organise lessons in school shelters. Still, parents generally praise... 12/10/2023 | 20:14:22 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Thank you, Ms. President! Esteemed colleagues! The full-scale war of aggression started by the Russian Federation against Ukraine is a massive violation of international law and a tragedy of human suffering. One of such tragedies is unlawful deportation of Ukrainians to the Russian Federation that did not start in February 2022. Prior to this, such deportations took place, including the deportation of children from orphanages and children... 27/04/2023 | 16:59:29 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, the topic we are debating on today, terrifies me as a father, as a Ukrainian, and as a human being. In the middle of Europe, thousands of children are being abducted and forcibly taken away from their parents and their homeland. As per the national police of Ukraine, around 90 000 children have been illegally deported to Russia. However, due to the important occupation of Ukrainian territories and the lack of data, the number can be much higher... 26/04/2022 | 16:45:38 Dear Mr President, Dear Mr Rapporteur, I would like to sincerely thank you for raising such an important topic for this organisation. We have spoken about it loud and clear, and I'm thankful to my political group for the possibility to speak on its behalf on this issue. Without any doubt, deinstitutionalisation is key to a prosperous life of people with disabilities, including children. A lot of European countries have deinstitutionalisation strategies, or have at least adopted measures in a...