At its 68th Annual Session in Madrid, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly recognized Russia as a terrorist state and called for a special tribunal to be set up to investigate Russian war crimes, The Kyiv Independent reported.
All 30 alliance members supported the resolution proposed by the Ukrainian delegation.
“The resolution names Russia the most direct threat to Euro-Atlantic security,” said Tomáš Valášek, head of the Slovak delegation to the NATO PA. “It states clearly that the state of Russia, under its current regime, is a terrorist one,” he added.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the assembly with a speech virtually from Kyiv.
“Ukrainians do not just believe – Ukrainians are sure that we can defend ourselves in this war and reinstate the borders of a united Europe to the entire length of our eastern and southern borders. Ukrainians do not just believe – Ukrainians know that the strength of our democracy will be a guarantee that no tyranny to the east of us will be able to threaten Europe. But to realize all these steps, to realize all of this, we have to use all the strength of our community, all the potential of our cooperation in order to gradually stop this terrorist Russian war and restore peace,” Zelensky said.
The Ukrainian World Congress welcomes this important decision taken by the NATO PA as one more step toward the complete international isolation of the Russian Federation.
Great news! 💪 The @natopapress recognized RU as a terrorist state and called for the establishment of a tribunal to bring 🇷🇺 regime to justice for its heinous war crimes. We thank UA’s allies for their support and efforts aimed at countering the aggressor state! #StopPutinNOW pic.twitter.com/ecVQTj3VmD [on Twitter — Ukrainian World Congress 🇺🇦 (@UWCongress) November 21, 2022]
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