The European Parliament has prepared a resolution recognizing Russia as a “ terrorist state” – to be subject matter of a vote held during a session in Strasbourg in a few days, according to a spokesperson’s briefing at a Friday news conference.
The largely symbolic resolution was drafted by the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) and cites Russia’s “ intimidation and devastation of Ukrainians as a nation, ” in accordance a draft previously observed by Euronews .
The political blocs Renew Europe and the European Conservatives plus Reformists are also said to be backing a formal declaration which could come as early as next Wednesday.
While not legally binding, the resolution can be used for your EU to slap additional sanctions on Moscow, and can create momentum for various other countries like the UK to adopt the ‘ terror state’ label for Russia. However , the UK has so far opposed these calls from several individual British politicians and officials.
So far, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been the first in line to legally recognize Russia as a terrorist state .
The Biden administration has also thus far resisted some isolated Congressional phone calls to do so, as the Kremlin offers warned such a measure would certainly destroy all ties plus communications. It would make discussed settlement in Ukraine nearly an impossibility.
So far it’s specifically been the Pentagon which has sought to keep an open type of communications . The CIA director William Burns seemed to be in Turkey this week ending up in this Russian intelligence version.
But none of these efforts at keeping some kind of potential negotiations open up would be possible if the US slapped a ‘ terrorist state’ label on Russian federation. The US is also chiefly interested in pursuing prisoner swaps, along with citizens like Brittney Griner now serving long jail sentences.