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US rejects Ukraine’s request to add Russia to ‘state sponsors of terrorism’ list



Strong points

US will not blacklist Russia as a terrorist state
America has now put four countries on the list of terrorist countries
Ukraine has stated that we will continue to increase this demand

Washington. US President Joe Biden on Tuesday rejected Ukraine’s request to designate Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”. According to the AP, when a reporter asked President Biden if he would blacklist Russia as a terrorist state, he said no. Meanwhile, in response to a question, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also said that to hold Russia accountable, categorizing it as terrorism is not the effective way. nor the strongest.

He further said that blacklisting Russia would hamper the delivery of aid to parts of war-torn Ukraine. At the same time, the agreement reached by the United Nations and Turkey regarding the Ukrainian port will also be jeopardized. According to the press secretary, it would also undermine America’s unprecedented multilateral coalition and could undermine the ability of the United States to support Ukraine.

Ukraine’s request
After the serial attacks on a shopping center in Kremenchuk in June, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the West to categorize Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”. At least 18 people lost their lives in these attacks on shopping malls. After the United States rejected the request, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba said he would continue to raise the request every time. However, he also thanked for all the help given to Ukraine so far.

America has included four countries in the list
The four countries that the United States has placed on the list of terrorist countries are very small countries compared to Russia. Iran, Syria, North Korea and Cuba are included in this list. In such a situation, putting a huge country like Russia on this list could be very burdensome for America. Moreover, Russia is also a permanent member of the UN.

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