Russia branded as state sponsor of terrorism in European Parliament draft resolution

18 November 2022, 01:44 AM
Protest against Russian terrorism in Barcelona, October 14 (Photo:REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

Protest against Russian terrorism in Barcelona, October 14 (Photo:REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

The European Parliament has agreed on the text of the draft resolution which recognizes Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, EMP and former Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius said in a Twitter post on Nov. 17. 

According to Kubilius, various political groups of the European Parliament reached a consensus after four hours of negotiations. He stated that text of the resolution will include a line recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and a state that uses terror as a weapon.

The press office of the European Parliament said the resolution will be put to a vote on Nov. 23. The document would pave the way for the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and his regime to face an international tribunal for their crimes, the message added.

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On Oct. 13, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution supporting Ukraine and recognizing the Russian regime as a terrorist one.

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