Lithuania labeling Russia as "terrorist state" may affect ties
After the Lithuanian parliament decided to label Russia as a "terrorist state", Russia warns about the economic and diplomatic consequences.
The Lithuanian parliament's decision to label Russia as a "terrorist state" can lead to a rupture of economic ties between the countries, Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy head of the Russian upper chamber's international affairs committee, told Sputnik on Tuesday.
"The decision of the Lithuanian Seimas [parliament] to label Russia as a 'terrorist country' can lead to a complete rupture of trade and economic ties between the countries," Dzhabarov pointed out.
This decision may also lead to a decrease in the level of diplomatic missions to charge d'affaires.
Earlier in the day, the Lithuanian parliament labeled Russia as a "state that supports and conducts terrorist activities."
"Russia, whose armed forces deliberately and systematically are targeting civil infrastructure, is a state that supports and carries out terrorist activities," the Lithuanian parliament claimed in a resolution, as quoted by the Delfi web portal.
In addition, Lithuanian lawmakers regarded Russia's military operation in Ukraine as "a genocide against the Ukrainian people" and urged the international community to create a special international criminal tribunal "to investigate and assess Russia's aggression."
It is noteworthy that the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights previously had noted there was no information that would indicate acts of genocide in Ukraine.