For the European Parliament, Russia “is a supporter of terrorism and a state that uses terrorist means”. The joint resolution presented by the EPP, the liberals of Renew Europe and the conservatives of the ECR was approved in the plenary session in Strasbourg with 494 votes in favour, 58 against and 44 abstentions. Several amendments to the original text have been adopted.
“I welcome the decision of the European Parliament to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state using terrorist methods. Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable to put an end to its long-standing policy of terrorism in Ukraine and around the world,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Twitter.