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16/04/2024 | 16:50:49 Dear Mister Chairman, dear Mister President of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, dear members of the Assembly, It is a great honour for me to be here in this symbolic place where values such as democracy, the rule of law and human rights are appreciated.  First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the rapporteurs, especially to Mr Lulzim BASHA for this report. Thank you for your work. Thank you very much. It is a good way for realisation of a compensation mechanism for the damage caused... 20/06/2023 | 19:39:44 Thank you. Dear Mister President, Dear Members of Assembly, First and foremost, I would like to express my condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This global crisis has shaken the world. It was such a challenge for our global health security system. I represent Ukraine and, as all you know, before Covid-19, we received another virus, even more negative, lethal virus, the virus of racism. It is about Russian aggression against Ukraine. It... 20/06/2023 | 18:23:58 Dear members of the Parliamentary Assembly, It is a great honour for me to be here with you, to be here in the symbolic place where values, such as democracy, the rule of law and human rights are appreciated and valued. Today, the international community observes with horror as Russia continues its brutal war against Ukraine, against Europe. Missiles, mass executions of civilians, nuclear blackmail and the bombing of hydroelectric power plants... it is ecocide, it is genocide. Ruscism, as the... 25/04/2023 | 20:03:28 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) A United Europe is definitely one of the major players in the global political arena. And a united Europe is guided in every decision by the principles of the rule of law, democracy, human rights, and peace in the world. Some countries are already fortunate to have a high-quality, inter-parliamentary dialogue and work closely with Europe through the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Truly, this is a great victory for Europe and... 25/04/2023 | 20:02:58 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) It’s a great honour for me to be here, to stay in this symbolic place of democracy and speak to you. We have reached the level of democracy when we are discussing the adaptation of national constitutions to human rights. We are discussing the rule of law, which is based on human rights. We will make European constitutions as perfect as possible, but they are powerless against a cynical external enemy and powerless against Russian aggression... 27/01/2023 | 10:35:17 Dear President, Dear members of the Assembly, No one in Europe knows more than Ukrainians about the pain and death that weapons bring. Ukrainians also understand how weapons can help defeat an aggressor. Everything depends on whose hands the weapons are in. Paragraph 9 of this resolution has a very clear lesson for us: Autonomous weapons systems must not be used if they are likely to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering. The Russian occupiers made a real massacre in Irpin... 25/01/2023 | 18:53:37 Dear Mr President, dear members of the Assembly, First of all, I thank all of you, rapporteurs, for the three reports. Thank you. I would like once more to introduce information that the Ukrainian parliament ratified this convention last year. We did it on our way to be in Europe, to integrate into the European Union. This Convention applies both in peacetime and in time of war, according to Article 2 of the Convention, and today the Convention faces one of the biggest challenges on the... 24/01/2023 | 19:08:15 Thank you. Dear Mr President, dear members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, It's a great pleasure for me to be here with you. It's my first time here in the heart of democracy, of human rights, of rule of law. My name is Mr Pavlo BAKUNETS. I'm from the Verkhovna Rada, from the delegation of Ukraine. We are here to remind you, to remind the world about the brutal hard war which has been going on in Ukraine. This war started in 2014. This war is very hard this year. It's...