The Senate Committee recognized Russia as a sponsor of terrorism/Channel 24 Collage
The US Senate Committee on June 22 voted to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. Further, this decision must be approved by the Joe Biden administration.
Resolution No. 623 on May 9 was proposed to be approved by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. On the Democratic side, it was supported by Senator Richard Blumenthal.
There is no doubt that Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, is a state sponsor of terrorism. What he did, ordering to leave for Ukraine, was a terrorist act. He is a war criminal and is responsible for every crime committed in his name,” said Senator James Risch.
Note that if US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken approves the resolution, Russia will become the 5th state in the US list of countries sponsoring terrorism. Moscow will join Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Iran.
What arguments did senators give to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism
- Implementation international terrorism against political opponents and states;
- terror of the civilian population during the Second Chechen War;
- support for militants in the temporarily occupied Donbas;
- attacks on Syrian civilians;
- support for Syria, already recognized as a sponsor of terrorism;
- carrying out terror around the world with the help of networks of mercenaries such as the Wagner PKK;
< li> full-scale attack of the Russian army on Ukraine
When Graham presented the resolution, he emphasized that Putin is a terrorist and Russia is one of the most destructive forces on the planet. The senator noted that the Russians must understand that as long as the aggressor is their president, they will be isolated from the world.
What threatens the state sponsoring terrorism
Earlier, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said, that it is very important for Ukraine that the world recognizes Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. After all, this recognition will further aggravate the pressure on the aggressor state. In particular, additional fines and restrictions on foreign aid will be imposed on Russia. In addition, then there will be a ban on the export of defense goods, further weakening the aggressor state.