The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) recognized the ruling regime in Russia as a terrorist one, and the country's presence in the UN Security Council as illegal. Marina Bardina, a member of the Permanent Delegation of Ukraine to PACE, announced this on Twitter.
Also, in the account of the assembly itself , a repost of the message of the Ukrainian deputy Oleksiy Goncharenko appeared that 99 delegates out of 100 voted “for”. One participant abstained. “This is a historic result! Full support of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe!” — wrote Goncharenko.
In addition, PACE called for the creation of an international tribunal for Russian crimes.
In July, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi told US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that if he did not list Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, then Congress would.
On August 11, the Saeima of Latvia declared Russia a sponsor of terrorism due to violence against civilians and attacks on the civilian population of Ukraine. In May, the Czech Senate (the upper house of parliament) recognized the crimes committed by the Russian army in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people. On May 10, the Seimas of Lithuania also recognized Russia as a terrorist state: the unanimously adopted resolution states that the Russian troops committed mass war crimes on the territory of Ukraine, most of those killed were in Bucha, Irpen, Mariupol, Borodianka and Gostomel.