By Enyichukwu Enemanna
US President, Joe Biden on Monday disagreed with Ukraine which has been pushing for the designation of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism following its war in Ukraine in the past six months.
Some US lawmakers have however pushed for the designation. In July, the US Senate unanimously accepted a nonbinding decision to label Russia a terrorism sponsor for its so called “special military operations” in Ukraine.
When asked on Monday if Russia should be designated a state sponsor of terrorism, Joe Biden informed media at the White House: “No.”
A Russia’s Foreign Ministry representative, Maria Zakharova had earlier insists that Moscow believes the latest declarations by Washington that it is mulling adding Russia to the list of state sponsors of terrorism as a “propaganda move.”
The Russia-Ukraine conflict, which broke out on the 24th of February, has attracted global condemnation, with the EU, US, as well as UK forcing harsh restrictions on Moscow.
One of such was the recent agreement to put a cap on Russia’s oil, targeting its income generation base, a measure that will affect Russia’s resources to fund the ongoing war.