Mariia Ionova

Deputy Chair of the Parliament of Ukraine Committee on European Integration, Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine

Warsaw Security Forum

Ms. Ionova is member of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. During the previous term, she served as acting chair of the Committee for European Integration (2016-2019), substitute member of Ukrainian delegation in PACE and member of EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. Ms. Ionova is member of European Solidarity faction in the Parliament, and member of the Presidency of the Party. In 2005-2006, she served in the Presidential Administration as adviser to President of Ukraine. She was elected to national Parliament in 2012, re-elected in 2014 and in 2019. Maria’s work was mainly focused on European integration of Ukraine, international cooperation, and gender equality throughout her political career. After Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014, Ms. Ionova concentrated on legislation to strengthen the rights of internally displaced persons, particularly women and children, and improving legislative framework for women in combat. Along with European partners, Maria has regularly visited contact line zone in the East of Ukraine. Besides, she has been in cooperation with foreign partners, international organizations, and volunteers to provide help to the war-affected areas.

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Mariia Ionova

Deputy Chair of the Parliament of Ukraine Committee on European Integration, Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine

Warsaw Security Forum

Ms. Ionova is member of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. During the previous term, she served as acting chair of the Committee for European Integration (2016-2019), substitute member of Ukrainian delegation in PACE and member of EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. Ms. Ionova is member of European Solidarity faction in the Parliament, and member of the Presidency of the Party. In 2005-2006, she served in the Presidential Administration as adviser to President of Ukraine. She was elected to national Parliament in 2012, re-elected in 2014 and in 2019. Maria’s work was mainly focused on European integration of Ukraine, international cooperation, and gender equality throughout her political career. After Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014, Ms. Ionova concentrated on legislation to strengthen the rights of internally displaced persons, particularly women and children, and improving legislative framework for women in combat. Along with European partners, Maria has regularly visited contact line zone in the East of Ukraine. Besides, she has been in cooperation with foreign partners, international organizations, and volunteers to provide help to the war-affected areas.

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