A group of deputies in the EP urged to recognize Russia as a terrorist country

08:55 15 November Kyiv, Ukraine

A group of deputies of the European People's Party in the European Parliament called for the recognition of Russia as a terrorist country. This was stated by the vice-head of the foreign affairs group Rasa Yuknevicienė.

The group condemned Russia's presence in the G20 leaders' talks, saying that "terrorists do not need to be negotiated."
 
"The European Parliament is open about this and we will vote for a resolution at next week's plenary session to classify the Russian Federation as a terrorist state," Yuknevicienė said.
 
The statement also notes that the EPP group "condemns the unjustified, unprovoked and illegal Russian aggression against Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea in 2014."
 
"Vladimir Putin and those who help him in this, including Alexander Lukashenko, should be called war criminals. The EPP group calls for a trial under international law to investigate and prosecute all acts that legally qualify as a war crime," the statement said.
 
It should be noted that the EPP group in the European Parliament includes 176 members from all EU member states.