The US Senate voted to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The US Senate approved a resolution calling on the State Department to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism for its actions in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, and Ukraine, reported the NYT. “The armed forces of the Russian Federation committed numerous executions of innocent civilians and tried to cover up their atrocities with mass burials throughout Ukraine,” the resolution text reads. A similar resolution has been submitted to the House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Congress. However, the representatives and senators cannot make the decision to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism on their own, it must be made by the State Department. There are currently four countries on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism: Syria, Iran, Cuba, and North Korea.