August 15, 2022

A Terrorist State?


A Terrorist State?
The Latvian Saeima building. Wikimedia Commons, 4.maijs Saeimā.

On August 11, Latvia's Saeima, the country's legislative body, declared Russia a "terrorism-supporting state" because of its invasion of Ukraine.

In the vote, 67 of 100 members voted in favor of the resolution. The legislation also denounces the "torture, rape, murder and mass detention of civilians in the so-called filtration centers, as well as mass deportations" perpetrated by Russian forces in Ukraine.

While the decision does entail specific measures in response to the declaration, it does call for stronger restrictions on Russia from the international community.

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