Oleg Syromolotov, Deputy Foreign Minister said on Friday that, “Russia will not designate Ukraine a terrorist state, despite outrageous” breaches of international humanitarian law by Kyiv”.
Moscow rejects any doctrine, which suggests that a nation can be declared a terrorist and sees no reason to adhere to this “flawed” policy, used by the West.
The deputy minister said, “the doctrine of ‘state terrorism’ is exploited by the US and other Western countries to justify interfering in the internal affairs of others, which violates the UN Charter.
“It is also used to legitimize their unilateral coercive measures violating the principle of sovereign equality of all nations”. Syromolotov added that Russia always considered unilateral sanctions “unacceptable”. only individuals and not entire nations can be held accountable in such cases.
Designating Ukraine, as a terrorist state now would be “legally flawed” in nature. Syromolotov blasted the latest resolution by the EU parliament, which called Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism”.
“This was part of an information and political campaign waged by the West against our nation”. This has nothing to do with the real fight against this international threat.