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U.S. Senators in Kyiv Call on Congress to Declare Russia a “State Sponsor of Terror”

HeadlineJul 08, 2022

In Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelensky met Thursday with visiting U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal. The pair are promoting bipartisan legislation that would see the U.S. declare Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” — joining a list that includes Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. Senator Blumenthal spoke to reporters after the meeting.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal: “I was shaken to the bone at the soul-shattering sight of the mass graves at Bucha today and the photographs of innocent people with their hands tied behind their backs, slaughtered outside their homes, and the destruction of nursery schools and civilian targets — plainly innocent people killed. If that isn’t terrorism, I don’t know what is.”

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