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The US Senate unanimously called on the State Department to recognize the Russian Federation as a sponsor of terrorism

Voting took place today, July 28, reports The New York Times.

The resolution calling on the State Department to recognize the Russian Federation as a sponsor of terrorism “for actions in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria and Ukraine” was approved unanimously.

“These actions of the aggressor country led to the death of countless innocent men, women and children,” the text of the document noted.

The Senate resolution noted that the Russian army carried out numerous mass executions of innocent civilians and tried to hide their crimes with mass graves throughout Ukraine.

As the publication notes, the adoption of a non-binding resolution by the Senate “puts even more pressure from Congress on the Biden administration” to add the Russian Federation to the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Now it includes Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria – allies of the Russians.

State Sponsors of Terrorism – a list of countries that, according to the official position of the US State Department, support acts of international terrorism. Inclusion in the list entails severe US economic and political sanctions – a ban on the supply of weapons, control of the export of dual-use goods, a ban on economic assistance, as well as the imposition of various financial and other restrictions. The compilation of the list began on December 29, 1979. Libya, Iraq, South Yemen and Syria were included in different periods. Then Cuba, Iran and North Korea were added.

Previously was legal report publishedsigned by more than 30 leading legal scholars and genocide experts, accusing the Russian state of violating several articles of the UN Genocide Convention.

As reported, The US Department of State launched a program, the purpose of which is to document war crimes committed by Russia during the war in Ukraine. American scientific circles and the private sector are involved in their monitoring. The program includes documenting, verifying and disseminating open source testimony about the actions of Russian troops during the war. It will analyze and store public and commercial information, including satellite imagery and social media data.

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At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

Center for Investigative Journalism maintains a daily chronicle Russia’s war against Ukraine on all platforms:

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