By Matthew Roscoe • 16 November 2022 • 14:29
Czech Republic officially recognises Russia as terrorist regime at state level. Image: Mila Larson/Shutterstock.com
The Czech Republic’s Chamber of Deputies dubbed Russia a terrorist state under its current regime, in an announced made late on Tuesday, November 15.
“The MPs condemned, in particular, large-scale attacks on the Ukrainian civilian population and key energy infrastructure,” the announcement began.
“They do not even recognise the results of the so-called referendums on the annexation of four occupied regions in eastern Ukraine to Russia.”
129 of the 156 MPs present voted for the draft resolution, while all 14 legislators from the opposition SPD movement were against it.
The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic said it “condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine, in accordance with the resolution of the UN General Assembly of March 2, 2022, the resolution of the Council of Europe No. 2463 of October 13, 2022, and the resolution of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of 14 October 2022.”
It added: “[Czech Republic] condemns in particular large-scale attacks on the civilian population, civilian objects and key energy infrastructure, which are an obvious attempt to achieve political goals through intimidation of the civilian population and correspond to terrorist methods.
“[Czech Republic] notes that these attacks cause extensive restrictions or stoppages of energy, water or heat supplies, endangering the civilian population.
“The shelling and deployment of military units in the area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant are a threat not only on the territory of Ukraine.
“Direct or indirect threats to use nuclear weapons, as well as false and unsubstantiated accusations of Ukraine planning to use weapons of mass destruction, are a dangerous escalation of tensions and a threat to pan-European security.”
“[Czech Republic] designates, in accordance with the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the current Russian regime as a terrorist,” it added.
“[Czech Republic] does not recognise the results of the so-called referendums called by the Russian Federation on the sovereign territory of Ukraine in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, which aim to legitimize Russian aggression and annexation of Ukrainian territory.
“[Czech Republic] expresses support for the efforts of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to establish a special tribunal for the prosecution of crimes of aggression, as well as the investigation led by the International Criminal Court leading to the prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and further support and thanks to the government of the Czech Republic for the assistance it has provided to Ukraine so far, whether already humanitarian, economic, political, diplomatic or in the supply of military material.”
The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic concluded by “[expressing] support and a big thank you to governors, mayors, firefighters, soldiers, policemen, paramedics and citizens for handling the whole situation and all the help.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.