Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, thanked the Latvian Saeima and its members for declaring Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism” and called on other countries to do the same.
On Thursday, August 11, the Latvian Saeima declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism,” citing attacks on civilians.
The statement of the Parliament contains a call to the EU countries to immediately halt the issue of tourist and entry visas for Russian and Belarusian citizens.
As previously reported, the U.S. Senate is putting pressure on the Biden administration to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The U.S. Senate in late July unanimously approved a resolution calling Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to designate Russia a state sponsor of terrorism for its actions in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, and Ukraine.
The U.S. State Department is responsible for designating countries as state sponsors of terrorism.
The Russian foreign ministry has threatened to break off diplomatic relations with the U.S. if such a decision is taken.