European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

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The European Parliament, meeting at its plenary session in Strasbourg, declared Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, according to a statement sent Wednesday.

The MEP adopted a resolution relating to the latest developments in Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine by 494 votes in favor, 58 against and 44 abstentions. The document states that intentional attacks and atrocities against Ukrainian civilians, destruction of civilian infrastructure and other serious violations of international and humanitarian law by the Russian military and its representatives constitute acts of terrorism and war crimes. I am emphasizing that In light of this fact, they perceive Russia as a state that supports terrorism and “relies on terrorist means.”

Since the European Union is currently unable to formally designate any state as a state sponsor of terrorism, the European Parliament urges the EU and its Member States to develop an appropriate legal framework and add Russia to such a list. are asked to consider. This will lead to a series of significant restrictive measures against Russia, with severe restrictive effects on EU-Russia relations.

Meanwhile, MEPs told the Council that the Russian paramilitary group “Wagner Group”, the 141st Specialized Motorized Regiment, also known as “Kadirovitsy”, and other Russian-funded armed groups, militias and proxies should be included in the EU. are asked to be included in the list of of terrorists. The European Parliament has called on the European Union to further isolate Russia at the international level, including with respect to Russia’s accession to international bodies and institutions such as the UN Security Council.

The MEP will also curtail diplomatic ties with Russia, minimize EU contact with Russian officials, and close and ban EU institutions linked to the Russian state that spread state propaganda around the world. I also hope that

In connection with the escalation of terrorist acts by the Kremlin against Ukrainian civilians, the EP resolution calls on Member States to expeditiously complete their work on the ninth package of sanctions against Moscow.

The MEP also urges EU Member States to prevent, investigate and prosecute acts that circumvent existing sanctions and, together with the European Commission, against countries that seek to help Russia circumvent the restrictive measures already in place. I hope that you will consider possible measures. European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

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