|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament|
|Series Title||EP Resolutions (RSP)|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, News, Policy-making|
Resolution adopted by the plenary of the European Parliament on 23 November 2022, concerning the status of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The Resolution addresses the latest developments of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) highlight that the attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians in Ukraine, the destruction of civilian infrastructure and other violations of international and humanitarian law amounts to acts of terror and constitute war crimes. In light of this, they recognise Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state that uses means of terrorism.
As the European Union (EU) cannot officially designate states as sponsors of terrorism, the Parliament also calls on the EU and its Member states to put in place the proper legal framework and consider adding Russia to such a list. In the meantime, MEPs urge the Council of the European Union to include the Russian paramilitary organisation Wagner Group, the Kadyrovites and other Russian-funded armed groups, militias and proxies, on the EU's terrorist list.
The resolution was adopted by 494 votes in favour, 58 against with 44 abstentions.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations, Terrorism, Wars | Conflicts|
|Keywords||War in Ukraine (2022-)
|Countries / Regions||Russia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|