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12 June 2018:
Ukraine: its Global Choice

Event announcement

In conjunction with the Embassy of Ukraine, we are delighted to confirm that our next event will be a speech by Mr Andriy Parubiy MP, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, on 12 June at 7pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House. His talk is entitled ‘Ukraine: its Global Choice’. We hope you will be able to join us.

Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to this event. Anyone who would like to attend should please RSVP to at their earliest convenience.

Due to tight security and the potential for queues, we would advise you to allow at least 30 minutes to enter Portcullis House; further instructions and a map will be sent in due course to those who RSVP.

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Speaker profile

Mr Andriy Parubiy MP, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Andriy Parubiy was elected Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine on 14 April 2016.
In this capacity, he manages legislative work of the Verkhovna Rada, coordinates its bodies, chairs plenary sessions and carries out other duties outlined by the Constitution.

Prior to his election as Chairman, he served as First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada for one and a half years.

Mr Parubiy was one of the leaders of Euromaidan, Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity. He established and successfully operated protesters’ self-defence units, which ensured safety and order during the protests in Ukraine in winter 2013-2014.

After the conclusion of the protests and the escape of the former President Yanukovych, Andriy Parubiy was appointed Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council.

Andriy Parubiy has significant parliamentary experience. He was first elected to the Verkhovna Rada in 2007 and has been a member of parliament for three consecutive terms.

Before entering the national parliament, Mr Parubiy was active in local government serving as local councillor in the city of Lviv and as councillor and deputy chairperson of the Lviv regional council.

Andriy Parubiy graduated from the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv in 1994 with a degree in history and later obtained a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Lviv National Polytechnic University.


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