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The National Council of Slovakia adopted a resolution according to which the current Russian regime is recognized as a terrorist one, and Russia as a state supporting terrorism.

Parliament condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine, including  “widespread attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and key energy infrastructure” of the country. In addition, the resolution condemns Russia’s direct and indirect threats to use nuclear weapons.

The deputies also  expressed support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The document emphasizes that Slovakia does not recognize Russian pseudo-referendums in the occupied Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions: “These territories remain part of Ukraine.”

In addition, the Slovak Parliament supported the efforts of the international community to create a special tribunal to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

The National Council also condemned the hybrid war that Russia is waging on the territory of Slovakia. The document calls on law enforcement agencies and intelligence services of the country not to underestimate the threat, but to take effective measures to maintain security and democracy in Slovakia.

Previously, similar resolutions were adopted by the Baltic countries , Poland , the Czech Republic and  the Netherlands . The first international organization to recognize the Russian authorities as a “terrorist regime” was the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). On November 21, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly joined it. They  saidon the need to create an International Tribunal to hold Russia accountable for the war in Ukraine. 

On November 23, the decision to recognize the Russian Federation as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” was adopted by the European  Parliament. The resolution emphasized that Russia carried out “deliberate attacks and atrocities” against the civilian population of Ukraine, destroyed civilian infrastructure; and such acts “are tantamount to acts of terror and constitute war crimes”. MEPs also noted that the resolution “will pave the way for holding President Vladimir Putin and his government accountable before an international tribunal.”

Source: The Moscow Times

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