To date, four countries are on the list of sponsors of terrorism: Syria, Iran, Cuba and North Korea.
The United States Department of State is very concerned about the possible recognition of the Russian Federation* as a state sponsor of terrorism.
This is reported by Politico, citing its sources.
Washington is reportedly concerned that Russia's inclusion on this list will jeopardize the agreement on the supply of grain from ports Ukraine. Thanks to a recent agreement that is already in place, tensions in the global food market have been eased.
In addition, if Russia is recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism, then it will fall under general sanctions, due to which America effectively deprives its citizens of the opportunity to seize any business with these countries. All this could negatively affect key economic relations supported by Washington despite a number of sanctions.
Sources said the Capitol noted that Congressional legislation recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism would not automatically impose sanctions that could derail the food delivery plan. They believe that the Treasury can approve exceptions so that there are no negative consequences to please the industry.
In early May, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine sent an appeal to the US Congress with a request to recognize the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba regularly make the same appeal to the world community.
On July 27, the US Senate unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the State Department to recognize the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism.
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Cursor wrote that an expert noted whether the UAF was ready for an effective counteroffensive. Military expert Oleg Zhdanov told whether the Armed Forces of Ukraine have enough weapons to launch an effective counteroffensive in all directions.
Zelensky answered why the Russian Federation purposefully hits civilian targets. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky noted that the Russian army deliberately shoots residential apartments from tanks and artillery and explained why.