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Inauguration of Mariupol Deësis exhibition

Parliament President Roberta Metsola opened the photo exhibition "Mariupol Deësis and photo evidence of Russia’s war against Ukraine" at the European Parliament in Brussels in the presence of the Ukrainian Ambassador and Members of the Rada.

17 May 2022

The photos presented Mariupol Deësis and photo evidence of Russia's war against Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine and its humanitarian consequences for young people

Recording of an European Youth Event (EYE) online session by the European Parliament's youth outreach unit on 20 April about the war in Ukraine and its humanitarian consequences for young people.

Featuring MEP Klara Dobrev and young people helping Ukrainian refugees settle in Poland and Belgium, the discussion focused on what the European Parliament is doing to support Ukraine and how young people in Europe can help.

Protecting children fleeing the war against Ukraine: extracts from the debate

On 5 April MEPs discussed with Council and European Commission representatives what the EU can do to protect children fleeing war in Ukraine, in particular from trafficking and exploitation. Following the activation on 3 March of the temporary protection status for refugees from Ukraine -which gives them temporary residence rights and access to education and the labour market- the Commission and the French Presidency of the Council are working on a 10-point plan to enhance the European common response.

MEPs hold a minute of silence in memory of victims of war in Ukraine

President Roberta Metsola updated the European Parliament on her visit to Ukraine and appealed for more logistical, humanitarian and military support, at the opening of the plenary session on 4 April. She also led MEPs in a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Bucha, Irpin and all victims of war, terror and violence.

Roberta Metsola meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, travels to Kyiv on 1 April on the invitation of the Chair of the Ukranian Parliament Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk. During her stay in Kyiv, Metsola meets the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and speaks to the members of the Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

European Parliament Metsola's address to the Verkhovna Rada

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola delivered a speech to the Ukrainian parliament during her visit to Kyiv on 1 April.

Joint press briefing by Parliament Metsola and Rada chair Stefanchuk

Joint press briefing by Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, and Ruslan Stefanchuk. chair of the Verkhovna Rada, in Kyiv on 1 April 2022.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola

President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola talks about the relationship between the European Union and Ukraine, as well as about the links between the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada.

Russian invasion of Ukraine: 'We will not look away'

The European Parliament has condemned in the strongest possible terms Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In an emergency sitting on 1 March, MEPs called on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops and restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Members expressed their solidarity with Ukrainians and called for more support for the vulnerable. Parliament called for an even tougher EU response to the regime of Vladimir Putin.

Facebook live: young people on the war in Ukraine

Recording of a Facebook live discussion on 23 March on the war in Ukraine with young people from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia and Michal Šimečka, the vice president of the European Parliament responsible for human rights and democracy. It took place as part of the Ukraine Solidarity Days, a series of events to mark the European Parliament's cooperation with the Ukrainian parliament.

Women in Ukraine: resilience at war

On 16 March, the European Parliament's human rights subcommittee took stock of the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine following Russia's invasion. As part of the meeting, members were shown this video by the Ukrainian Women's Congress.

Three members of the Ukrainian parliament talk about the situation in their country

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Maria Mezentseva and Inna Sovsun - three members of the Ukrainian parliament - talked about the situation in their country during a press seminar about International Women's Day at the European Parliament on 7 March 2022.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's address to the European Parliament

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the European Parliament as part of the extraordinary plenary session held on 1 March. MEPs discussed EU responses to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, including EU sanctions agreed at an extraordinary meeting of the European Council on 24 February.