Czech Senate recognized Russian actions in Ukraine as genocide
The upper house of the Czech parliament passed a resolution on May 11, 2022, urging the government to recognize suspected war crimes in Ukraine as genocide, Politico reported.
“We criticize the crimes that Russian troops are committing in this operation, which are war crimes,” Senator Pavel Fisher told lawmakers in the Czech Senate, “because they are based on ethnicity, language, affiliation, place of residence, [they] basically bear the hallmarks of genocide.”
The motion passed by 55 votes to 1 follows similar moves by Lithuanian lawmakers on May 10, 2022 — they also recognized Russia as a “terrorist state” — and Estonia in late April 2022. Outside Europe, only Canada’s parliament has labeled Moscow’s actions as genocide.
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