The USA in the Process of Recognizing Russia as a Sponsor of Terrorism

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, April 28, 2022
The USA in the Process of Recognizing Russia as a Sponsor of Terrorism

The entire composition of the Senate of America is ready to change the legislation so that Russia falls under the law on sponsoring terrorism

Work to contain Russian aggression continues. On April 19, the president and the MFA of Ukraine called on Joe Biden to recognize Russia as a state sponsoring terrorism. The United States accepted the proposal for consideration and launched a fact-finding process.

On April 27, at a hearing in the US Senate, congressman Lindsey Graham recalled the need to take such measures against Russia and asked Antony Blinken why Russia has not yet been recognized as such a state. To which the secretary of state replied that there is enough irrefutable and obvious evidence to recognize Russia as a state sponsoring terrorism, but the presidential administration is not yet sure that Russia's actions fall under the legislative definition of the US state.

"I have no doubt, senator, that Russia is terrorizing the Ukrainian people. The issue is, and this is what lawyers study, to make sure that the situation actually satisfies the requirements for such a definition," Antony Blinken.

Republican Lindsey Graham voiced the facts of the crimes that Russia committed on the territory and Syria and also recalled that the Kremlin supports Bashar al-Assad. "If you need to change the law to cover Russia, you get all 100 votes," Graham said.

After Russia is officially recognized as a state sponsoring terrorism, iron sanctions will be imposed on it: an embargo on assistance from other states, on the purchase of weapons, economic isolation, etc.

Unofficially, many representatives of the US ruling elite have already declared that Russia's actions against Ukrainians are genocide.

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