On July 27, 2022, the United States Senate passed a resolution urging the State Department to classify Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The document calls attention to Russia’s military operations over the past 30 years in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria and Ukraine as the principal reason for designating Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.
They specifically cited how the Russian government allegedly used force against civilians during the Second Chechen War in Chechnya and it military aid campaign to separatists in the breakaway republics in Donbass since the Ukrainian Euromaidan Revolution of 2014.
Russian state news agency TASS reported that this resolution was submitted on May 9. It was first filed by South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham.
Ukraine has actively pushed the