MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. Russia’s mission to the European Union has slammed the European Parliament’s (EP) resolution on recognizing Russia "a state sponsor of terrorism" as absurd.
"European Parliament members have given the member states an idea of developing a European Union’s legal framework ‘for the designation of states as sponsors of terrorism and states which use means of terrorism’ and called on European capitals to put Russia on this blacklist so that no one has any doubt which state they mean. The absurdity of this idea is evident to all but European Parliament members who supported it," the mission wrote on its Telegram channel.
According to the mission, "the task set by the European Parliament is simple - to whip up confrontation with Russia by all possible means." It is being done at the expense of the wellbeing of people who are faced with the adverse impacts of the anti-Russian sanctions, it added.
Wednesday’s session of the European Parliament yielded a resolution where Russia is mentioned as a "state sponsor of terrorism." The resolution recognizes Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and a "state which use means of terrorism."
Although European Parliament’s resolutions are not legally bunding and are recommendatory, they are widely used in the EU media and political environment to promote and disseminate specific political positions.