The US Senate passed a resolution calling for Russia to be recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism

Ukrainian News
Muarrir
28 July 2022, 16:22
Muarrir
28 July 2022, 16:22

The US Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling on the State Department to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism for actions in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, and Ukraine that "led to the deaths of countless innocent men, women, and children." The New York Times writes about it.

It is emphasized that the authority to identify a state sponsor of terror rests with the US State Department.

However, the Senate's passage of the resolution puts even more pressure on Biden’s administration to add Russia to the list of state sponsors of terrorism, which includes Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria.

"The armed forces of the Russian Federation carried out numerous extrajudicial executions of innocent civilians and tried to cover up their atrocities with mass burials throughout Ukraine", the Senate resolution says.

Its content echoes what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed during the war: Russian forces committed acts of brutality against civilians, including rape, murder, and torture, which constitute terrorism.