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US studies declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

MADRID, 30 Jul.

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US studies declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism


White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre announced this Friday that the United States is studying the declaration of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism as a sanction measure for the invasion of Ukraine.

Asked if the Biden Administration is considering the proposal by the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, to declare Russia a "terrorist state" after its attacks on civilians, Jean-Pierre maintained that the North American country is evaluating it along with a series of of other sanctions proposals.

"We are studying it together with a series of other proposals to impose more costs on Russia (...). This requires a determination by the State Department on specific criteria," the White House spokeswoman said at a conference. press.

Zelensky has repeatedly called on Western allies for Russia to be officially considered a terrorist state, claiming that no other country "allows itself to destroy peaceful cities" with cruise missiles and artillery every day.

"And if someone launched a missile attack on a medical center in Dallas or Dresden, God forbid, what would it be called? Isn't it terrorism?" the Ukrainian president said in a statement in mid-July.

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