On Wednesday, The European Parliament declared Russia as ‘a state sponsor of terrorism’, contending that its military attacks on civilian targets in Ukraine, such as hospitals, energy infrastructure, sanctuaries, and schools, infringed international law. European legislators voted in support of a resolution labeling Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The tactic is basically emblematic as of now, as the European Union doesn’t have a legitimate set of policies and systematic processes to support it. Nevertheless, the global alliance has already charged unparalleled sanctions on Russia for its intrusion in Ukraine.
Moscow, the capital of Russia, responded furiously to the European Parliament’s judgment. “I propose designating the European Parliament as a sponsor of idiocy,” Maria Zakharova, Russian foreign ministry representative, posted on Telegram.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy acknowledged the decision of the European Parliament. “Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable in order to end its long-standing policy of terrorism in Ukraine and across the globe,” he tweeted.
Volodymyr has insisted the United States and other countries to proclaim Russia as ‘a state sponsor of terrorism’, indicting its regiment and different body of military personnel or police of targeting and attacking civilians, which Moscow repudiates. Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, has also denied listing Russia even though resolutions in both compartments of Congress encouraged him to do so.
The U.S. State Department presently designates four countries, including Syria, Cuba, North Korea, and Iran, as state sponsors of terrorism, signifying they are liable to a defense export prohibition and financial impediments.