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European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

BRUSSELS: The European Parliament on Wednesday designated Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, arguing that its military strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets such as energy infrastructure, hospitals, schools and shelters violated international law.European lawmakers voted in favour of a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.The move is largely symbolic, as the European Union does not have a legal framework in place to back it up. At the same time, the bloc has already imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.Moscow reacted angrily to the European Parliament decision.“I propose designating the European Parliament as a sponsor of idiocy,“ Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Telegram.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomed the European Parliament’s decision.“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 w

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