28 January 2022, 16:53

Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk sent letters to US Senators and thanked them for the bipartisan support of Ukraine

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27 January 2022, 19:00

Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Olena Kondratiuk thanked the Polish Sejm for adopting the resolution in support of Ukraine

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26 January 2022, 19:15

"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine remains committed to the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU," Ruslan Stefanchuk

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26 January 2022, 08:45

Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Olena Kondratiuk met with Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Croats outside the Republic of Croatia Zdravka Busic

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25 January 2022, 16:00

Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olena Kondratiuk had a telephone conversation with Vice-Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Ryszard Terletsky

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25 January 2022, 13:00

The Parliament of Ukraine will send an address to the UN, the European Parliament, foreign governments and parliaments regarding the inadmissibility of military blackmail of Ukraine by the Russian Federation

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25 January 2022, 09:15

Oleksandr Korniyenko, "As a sign of support, the Parliaments of friendly countries should adopt appeals to international organizations and institutions regarding the security threat posed by the Russian Federation's attempts to escalate the armed conflict on the border with Ukraine"

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25 January 2022, 09:00

Oleksandr Korniyenko: Thanks to NATO's systemic assistance, Ukraine's defense capabilities are being strengthened

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24 September 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine 'On State Awards of Ukraine'"

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07 September 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Industrial Parks’ aimed at attracting investment in the industrial sector of the economy by introducing incentives in industrial parks”

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02 July 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Status of Garrison and Security Services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine”

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24 January 2022

The Committees on Ukraine's Integration into the EU and on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation addressed a letter to the Bundestag

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21 January 2022

Ukraine-UAE Interparliamentary Relations Group of the Verkhovna Rada condemns attack on UAE territory, claimed by 'Ansar Allah'

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20 January 2022

Oleksandr Merezhko, Head of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation, met with a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British Parliament, chaired by Thomas Tugendhat, Head of the Committee

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18 January 2022

Chair of the Committee on Ukraine's Integration into the EU Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze took part in the extraordinary joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Security and Defense of the European Parliament

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18 January 2022

Head of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Oleksandr Merezhko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Georgy Zakarashvili

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30 December 2021

The Verkhovna Rada’s Committees on Ukraine's Integration into the EU and on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation thanked European Partners for Ukraine's Support

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17 December 2021

Results of the plenary week 14-17/12/21

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16 December 2021

Results of the plenary meeting 16/12/21

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News

08 July 2007, 12:26

The General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Adopted the Resolution "On Struggle against Anti-Semitism, Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance, including Intolerance of the Moslem and the Romani"

The USA parliament member Benjamin Cardin was the main author and speaker on this issue. He emphasized the necessity of working on this issue in every country. According to his words, 1500 accidents of anti-Semitism manifestations have been registered only in the USA for the last couple of years. 

Special attention was focused on the issues concerning struggle with the attempts to limit freedom of conscience. Therefore, the Committee introduced a new paragraph to the Resolution, in which the parliament members remind the participating States that respect of free will, freedom of conscience or religion should promote struggle with all forms of intolerance in order to establish positive relations between people, strengthen social equity and achieve peace all over the world.

The Resolution also includes paragraphs, in which the Parliamentary Assembly expresses "worry about glorification of the Nazi movement, including erection of monuments and memorials and holding public manifestations, which glorify Nazi past, Nazi movement and neo-Nazism." The Committee members stated that introduction of this paragraph is well-reasoned, "because such practice is a breeding ground for modern forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia." The parliament members emphasize "the necessity of taking more effective measures in struggle with such phenomena and extremist movements, which do endanger democratic values."

Discussing the Resolution, the parliament members reminded of the Holocaust and its influence, acts of anti-Semitism that take place within the OSCE region. The Committee members state that such manifestations are not limited by some State, but "require firmness from all participating States in order to remove this black spot from the history of mankind." 

After the discussion the participants of the meeting supplemented the text of the Resolution with the paragraph, in which they call on the participating States for ratifying and implementing statements of the Bucharest Declaration and this Resolution as a proof of adherence to the aim "to respect human rights and basic liberties, including free will, freedom of conscience and religion, of everybody with no division into race, gender or religion", as it is stated in the Helsinki Final Act.