Oleksiy Honcharenko, a member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, said that on Thursday, October 13, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe agreed to pass a resolution designating Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia as a terrorist one. In a Telegram message, he wrote, “A strong resolution on Ukraine has just been adopted by PACE. Delegates for 99. Only one individual didn’t vote. This is an old outcome! The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has my full support.”
He pointed out that the resolution includes paragraphs that describe Vladimir Putin’s government in the Russian Federation as a terrorist one, among other things. Honcharenko emphasized that “this is a strong signal on a worldwide scale, and this is another step for Russia to be identified as a supporter of terrorism.”
Honcharenko added that this was the first time in history that the Council of Europe had recommended arming a specific nation. In this case, Ukraine, as the entire world, knows what Russia has done in the past few days. They committed a war crime by bombing densely populated regions of Kyiv. Keeping it in mind, air defence systems should be fortified in Ukraine to ensure public safety.
As there are no legitimate justifications for the Russian Federation to continue serving on the UN Security Council, PACE also recognizes Russia’s membership as unlawful. He also emphasized the urgent necessity to set up an international court. Honcharenko commented, “Another measure that moves us closer to isolating Russia internationally. As a final note, we are continuing our efforts to support Ukraine’s victory”.