NATO Parliamentary Assembly Designates Russia Terrorist Regime
Monday, 21 November 2022
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly has designated the Russian Federation and its regime as terrorist.
The Assembly has adopted a resolution at the annual session in Madrid.
"Today, we will adopt a resolution that calls on all allies to clearly identify the Russian Federation and its current regime as a terrorist organisation," the NATO PA President Gerry Connolly said before the vote.
The resolution was adopted unanimously. It also calls for the creation of a special tribunal to hold the regime accountable for horrific war crimes.
"We also call on our governments to take the next steps towards Ukraine's accession to NATO. We have repeatedly stressed that we will not recognise any illegal attempts by Russia to annex sovereign territories of Ukraine," Connolly added.
Ukraine's permanent representative to the NATO PA, Yehor Chernev noted that the tribunal could make it possible to convict not only the direct perpetrators of war crimes but also the top leadership of the Russian Federation.
"The adoption of this resolution is an important political step that reflects the mood in Western parliamentary circles, and therefore influences the leadership of countries in decision-making," he wrote on his Facebook page.
As previously reported, on October 13, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe unanimously adopted a resolution that calls the Russian Federation a terrorist regime. PACE became the first international organisation to recognise Russia as a terrorist state.