View of the meeting hall of the Slovak Parliament in Bratislava – illustrative photo.
Bratislava – Today, the Slovak Parliament approved a resolution by which, in addition to condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine, it designated the Russian Federation as a state supporting terrorism and the current Russian regime as terrorist. Parliament did so in accordance with earlier resolutions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament.
A similar resolution was approved by the Czech Chamber of Deputies last November. Ukraine has been defending itself against Russian armed aggression since February 24 last year.
78 of the 120 MPs present voted for approval. He was not supported, for example, by the opposition Social Democrats (Smér-SD) of ex-prime minister Robert Robert and some other legislators. They also equally criticize, for example, the sanctions that the EU and other Western countries imposed on Russia after its invasion of a neighboring country.
In the document, Slovak MPs also condemned Russian attacks on the civilian population, civilian objects and critical energy infrastructure of Ukraine, as well as direct and indirect threats by Moscow regarding the use of nuclear weapons. They supported efforts to create a special tribunal to prosecute crimes of aggression against Ukraine and punish perpetrators of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
At the same time, the Slovak Parliament once again expressed its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The head of Slovak diplomacy, Rastislav Káčer, said at a press conference that Bratislava will continue to support the defending Ukraine. “If Ukraine did not stop this fight, there would be an aggressive, imperial Russia on our borders,” said Káčer, whose country borders Ukraine. Ukraine defended itself. “The Russian, if he won in Ukraine, would not stop in Ukraine. It would be our turn,” he said.
Bratislava helps Kyiv militarily and humanitarianly. According to Nada, negotiations are also continuing on the possibility of Slovakia supplying Ukraine with decommissioned MiG-29 fighters, T-72 tanks or the Kub missile system.