PACE adopts a resolution recognizing Russia's regime as terrorist
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution recognizing the Russian Federation as a terrorist regime, reports European Pravda.
The resolution was adopted unanimously on October 13; 99 deputies present in the hall voted in favour, one abstained.
On Thursday, a document titled "Further escalation of the Russian Federation's aggression of against Ukraine" was presented at PACE's autumn session, which is currently going on in Strasbourg.
It states that "this aggression must be unequivocally condemned as a crime in itself, as a violation of international law and as a major threat to international peace and security."
An amendment to the resolution was made, proposing to "declare the Russian Federation a terrorist regime." During the voting, 79 deputies supported it, two were against, and one abstained.
The resolution was also amended with a call to provide Ukraine with air defense systems.
PACE became the first international organization to recognize Russia as a terrorist state.
The PACE vote was preceded by a speech by President Volodymyr Zelensky via video; the President called for supporting the resolution.
We remind that according to IMI's monitoring data, in the seven months of the full-scale war, Russia committed 454 crimes against journalists and the media in Ukraine.
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