EU Parliament Recognized Russia Sponsor of Terrorism

The EU Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. The resolution was adopted during the voting of the members of the EP. 

“By declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, MEPs want to prepare the ground for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and his government have been held accountable for these crimes before an international tribunal,” the text of the document says.

According to the document, the vote on this resolution does not relate to the legislative procedure, therefore it has no legal force and is advisory and political in nature.

However, when the same was asked from the Russian officials, the situation was quite different. According to the Deputy Head of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Ivan Nechaev, recognition of Ukraine as a terrorist state by Russia is unacceptable according to the doctrine adopted by Moscow about the rejection of the idea of state terrorism.

“Recognition of Ukraine as a terrorist state would mean revision of the line consistently defended for many years on rejection of the doctrine of state terrorism. The approach to this issue should be as nuanced as possible and fully take into account Russia’s national interests,” he said.

According to the diplomat, it would be a mistake to copy foreign approaches of states hostile to Russia, “thereby following in the wake of pseudo-legal concepts formulated in the West”.

The representative of the diplomatic department drew attention to the fact that “it is a number of countries from among the collective West that use labels such as ‘terrorist state’, ‘terrorist regime’, or ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ to designate undesirable countries.”

“It is not surprising that in the context of the hybrid war unleashed by the West, similar accusations of state terrorism are being made against our country,” Nechaev concluded.

Ru-Main, 23.11.2022
Source: Lenta 

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