EU parliament declares Russia ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

European Parliament declared Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism," accusing its military of committing crimes during their conflict with Ukraine.

EU parliament declares Russia ‘state sponsor of terrorism’
EU Parliament

On Wednesday, the European Parliament declared Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism," accusing its military of committing crimes during their conflict with Ukraine.

In a resolution passed by EU legislators, it was stated that "the deliberate attacks and atrocities carried out by the Russian Federation against the civilian population of Ukraine, the destruction of civilian infrastructure, and other serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law amount to acts of terror."


In its statement, the parliament stated that it "recognises Russia as a state supporter of terrorism and as a state which uses means of terrorism."
The Strasbourg parliament's vote is expected to enrage Moscow because Kyiv has been pleading for the world to label Russia a "terrorist state" for invading the nation.

The vote was hailed by Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine.

He wrote on social media, "Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable to halt its long-standing campaign of terrorism in Ukraine and across the globe." Unlike the United States, the European Union lacks a legal framework that allows for the designation of nations as "state sponsors of terrorism."

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