The European Parliament has voted in favour of declaring Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism” and Vladimir Putin is “complicit in war crimes.”
Putin now faces more pressure from the West and he is now isolated which will have an impact on Russians who live in Europe and also in Russia.
Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt tweeted, “The European Parliament adopts a resolution declaring Russia a terrorist state.
“Putin’s regime is a state sponsor of terrorism, complicit in war crimes & must face the international consequences.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday, that he welcomes the decision and called for further intervention for Russia to be “isolated at all levels and held accountable.”
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Zelensky added, “The terrorist state continues to fight against civilians and civilian objects.
”The enemy has once again decided to try to achieve with terror and murder what he wasn’t able to achieve for nine months and won’t be able to achieve.”
There is also a disquiet in Russia as Russian citizens are “extremely gloomy” and businesses are being strongly hit by the economic fall out of sanctions imposed by the West which is making items more expensive and scare in the country.
a film producer called Lisa told CNN in Moscow, “The mood in Moscow and the country is now extremely gloomy, quiet, intimidated, and hopeless.
“The planning horizon is as low as ever. People have no idea what might happen tomorrow or in a year.”
She added, “Familiar goods disappear, starting from toilet paper and Coca-Cola, ending with clothes.
“Of course, you can get used to all this, this is not the worst thing at all.”
Sergey Javoronkov, a senior researcher at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy told CNN, that Russian citizens are becoming more vocal with their criticism of the Kremlin due to “both the economic price and the dissatisfaction with the task not being solved.”
He added, “We were supposed to win. Officials promised to capture Kyiv in three days but, as we see, it turned out to be foolish.”