European Parliament Declares Russia A ‘State Sponsor Of Terrorism’


The European Parliament on Wednesday voted to adopt a resolution calling Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” and a state which uses “means of terrorism” over the “brutal and inhumane” acts inflicted upon Ukraine since the launch of its invasion earlier this year, AFP reported. 

“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 against the Ukrainian population and constitute war crimes,” MEPs said in a resolution.

“In the light of the above, (the European Parliament) recognises Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state which uses means of terrorism,” the resolution further said.

The resolution was approved with 494 votes in favour, 58 against and 44 abstentions.