Lithuania Designates Russia as Terrorist Country

Lithuania has designated Russia as a terrorist country on May 10, becoming the first country to do so.

The Lithuanian Parliament unanimously voted to pass a resolution that designated Russia as a terrorist state, as well as recognized its actions in Ukraine as genocide.

“The Russian Federation, whose military forces deliberately and systematically target civilian targets, is a state that supports and perpetrates terrorism,” the resolution reads.

The resolution also states that Russian forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine, particularly in Bucha, Irpin, Mariupol, Borodyanka and Hostomel.

According to Ukraine’s Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security, the Lithuanian Parliament is the first country in the world to recognize Russia as a terrorist country.

“In addition, members of the Seimas stated that the Kremlin regime seeks to destroy the Ukrainian nation, and thus its actions should be considered genocide,” the Center said on Twitter.

The resolution calls for a tribunal similar to the Nuremberg Tribunal to investigate Russia’s actions and issue international arrest warrants to hold perpetrators accountable.

Ukrainian Parliament Chairperson Ruslan Stefanchuk praised Lithuania for the resolution and urged other countries to follow suit.

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