Last war in Ukraine: Putin’s Russia declared “state sponsor of terrorism” by Europe
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The European Parliament overwhelmingly backed a resolution declaring Vladimir Putin’s Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” for its invasion and actions in Ukraine.
In a vote of 494 to 58 with 48 abstentions, the European legislator sought to increase pressure on Moscow to bring before an international tribunal anyone responsible for war crimes committed since the start of the invasion.
The 27-nation bloc has condemned the invasion in the strongest terms and has repeatedly declared several Russian actions over the past 10 months to constitute war crimes.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the European Parliament’s decision. “Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable in order to end its longstanding policy of terrorism in Ukraine and around the world,” he wrote on Twitter.
It comes amid reports of new Russian strikes targeting critical infrastructure across Ukraine, including the capital, prompting a nationwide air raid alert. The attacks left the entire Kyiv region without electricity, according to Oleksii Kuleba, head of the regional military administration.
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He said at least 11 Kyiv residents were injured.
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Whole swathes of the region have also been disconnected from the power grid and without water, regional governor Serhiy Hamaliy said in a post on Telegram.
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‘Nuclear plants are shut down’ as Russian strikes knock out power
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“Electricity and water are cut in Kyiv”
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And Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported on the Telegram messaging app that the water supply had been cut off.
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Do you feel full? Golden toilet sculpture of naked Vladimir Putin auctioned to raise funds for Ukraine
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Parodying a monarch holding an orb and scepter, the Russian leader grabs a slipped toilet brush and a miniature washing machine spilling what appears to be fake blood.
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Zelensky welcomes Europe’s designation of Russia as ‘state sponsor of terrorism’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday hailed the European Parliament’s decision to designate Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”.
“Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable in order to end its long-standing terrorist policy in Ukraine and around the world,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter.
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Explosions ring out in Kyiv – reports
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Witnesses also reported hearing explosions on the outskirts of Kyiv, Reuters said.
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