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The Riigikogu, Estonia’s Parliament adopted on Tuesday a declaration calling Russia a terrorist regime and condemning Moscow’s annexations of Ukrainian territory.
“In support of the appeal of the Ukrainian Parliament to countries and international organizations, the Riigikogu declares Russia a terrorist regime and the Russian Federation a country that supports terrorism, whose actions we must confront together,” the statement said.
At the same time, the Estonian House” calls on the international community to adopt similar statements.”
The Riigikogu also considers it necessary to declare the armed forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics established by Russia, as well as the private paramilitary group Wagner, as terrorist organizations.
According to the statement, the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “with its threats of a nuclear attack, has made Russia the greatest danger to peace both in Europe and around the world.”
The Riigikogu further condemns the mobilization by Russia as a violation of international law having been declared for the purpose of continuing the crime of aggression, which constitutes, it adds, a crime against peace.
The Estonian Parliament also supports the call to strip Russia of its permanent membership in the UN Security Council and calls on the member states of the European Union to stand united in applying additional economic and targeted sanctions against Russia and its ally Belarus.
It also calls on EU and NATO member states to decisively increase military aid to Ukraine, in addition to humanitarian aid, as well as to support the country during post-war reconstruction.
In a message on Twitter, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Estonia, Mariana Betsa thanked “Estonian friends” on this “historic day” for condemning the annexation of Ukrainian territory and declaring the Russian regime terrorist.