Oleh Pankevych
Deputy of Ukraine
Member of the political council of "Svoboda"

September 2 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Unsure statements of OSCE chief as to the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine only play in Putin's favour

The OSCE Secretary General's statements that he finds it difficult to confirm presence of Russian troops in Ukraine are damaging and only play in favour of Putin's regime. This is how Oleh Pankevych, Deputy Head of Svoboda commented on OSCE Secretary General's comments as to the presence of Russian troops in the eastern Ukraine.

August 4 2014 Oleh Pankevych: The aggressor should feel not only financial hunger, but also principal impossibility to modernise its army

Svoboda people deputies Oleh Pankevych and Taras Osaulenko registered draft Resolution "On appeal of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the National Assembly of the French Republic". Svoboda MPs call upon the French parliamentarians to block the transfer of Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia as under the current circumstances this may boost the offensive potential of the Russian aggressor.

July 11 2014 Comment as to the statements of the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov

During the 9th July meeting in Moscow between the Foreign Ministers of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini, Mr Lavrov afforded a number of attacks vis-a-vis Ukraine.

June 6 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Ukraine needs another "Normandy"

"The whole civilized world has to raise a new second front against the modern Nazism which threatens to ruin global peace and good neighborliness. If the world is not able to respond adequately today, Putin will move forward", Mr Oleh Pankevych, MP and Deputy Chairman of Svoboda Party was quoted as saying in respect of the 70th anniversary of allied forces landing troops' grounding in Normandy.

May 27 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Formation of Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Polish brigade is continuation of history of military cooperation between our nations

Experience of cooperation as part of the joint Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Polish military brigade will be useful for Ukraine, as it will be able to follow the high standards of our partners. This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for European integration, Svoboda Party MP Oleh Pankevych, commenting on the government's decision on the formation of a joint military unit of Lithuanians and Poles.

May 21 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Conclusion of memorandum is a creation of visibility of struggle for the unity of Ukraine

No memoranda can become a basis for mutual understanding between patriotically-minded citizens of Ukraine and the so-called separatists. In fact, they are not "separatists" in the conventional meaning and not just traitors - they are terrorists and persistent enemies of Ukraine who hate it and want to destroy with the help of Russia by means of ideological reasons. This was stated by the Svoboda Party MP Oleh Pankevych, commenting on the voting for the so-called "Memorandum of understanding and peace".

May 13 2014 Oleh Pankevych: the calls for the creation of autonomies in Ukraine is a disrespect for its sovereignty

The outside calls for the creation of new autonomous entities in Ukraine are unacceptable. We expect the Hungarian government to respect the state sovereignty of Ukraine and not interfere into our domestic affairs, especially when Ukraine undergoes Russian aggression. This is the reaction by Svoboda Party MP, Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for European Integration Oleh Pankevych, on the statement of the newly-appointed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban regarding the autonomy for the Hungarian minorities in neighboring countries, including Ukraine.

April 16 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Bureaucracy and humiliation in consulates is a real discrimination of Ukrainians that must be overcome

Bureaucratic red tape and biased attitude in consulates faced by Ukrainians by getting visas is a real discrimination that must be overcome. This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Svoboda Party, MP of Ukraine Oleh Pankevych commenting on the adoption of the bills considered by the Verkhovna Rada on April 15, 2014 as a part of harmonization with the EU legislation.

April 10 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Nothing can extenuate separatists who committed crimes against their own nation and state

Equation of separatists, hating Ukraine and committing crimes under command of Russian special services, with Maidan activists is a conscious infringement upon own state's interests under conditions of foreign military aggression. This was stated on April 10, 2014 by the Deputy Chairman of Svoboda Party, MP of Ukraine Oleh Pankevych commenting on some MPs' demands to release separatists from criminal liability.

March 29 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Ukraine and the entire civilized world will resist the brutal pressure of Russian aggressor

Despite the massive information campaign of the Russian Federation, aimed at justifying its aggression, the international community supported Ukraine. This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of Svoboda party, MP of Ukraine Oleh Pankevych, commenting on the adoption of the resolution on Ukraine by the UN General Assembly.

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