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EU MPs proclaim Russia ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

According to report, members of the European Union’s Parliament have recognised Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

In a press statement made available via the parliament’s website, on Wednesday, the members after a plenary session held that the actions of the Russian military in Ukraine amounted to “acts of terror” and constituted “war crimes.”

The parliament also called on the union’s council to place “the Russian paramilitary organisation ‘the Wagner Group’, the 141st Special Motorised Regiment, also known as the ‘Kadyrovites’, and other Russian-funded armed groups, militias and proxies,” on the EU’s terrorist list.

While the European Union cannot “officially designate states as sponsors of terrorism,” the MEPs urged the union and its member states to design a legal framework that would make such designation possible.

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