The NATO Parliamentary Assembly designated russia as a terrorist state and called for the establishment of a special international tribunal to prosecute russian criminals. Regardless of whether this is a political decision or not, the aggressor country will bear the consequences.
Ilya Neskhodovskyi, the head of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS” analytical department, emphasized this.
“This decision will undoubtedly have practical consequences. It is necessary to put pressure on our other partners, the United States and the European Union, to take this step as well, because what russia is doing in Ukraine is terrorism: destroying civil infrastructure, the energy system, and hitting ordinary citizens’ life support systems with missiles. What are the practical consequences? In this case, international legislative acts specify how the world should deal with terrorists. Countries, organizations, and individuals involved in terrorism face financial scrutiny, which limits every transaction they conduct,” – Ilya Neskhodovskyi stated.
The expert also mentioned that there is a chance that Iran will no longer supply missiles to the russian federation.
“Let me explain: in order not to offer russia to Iran, this country fully understands that by doing so, they are complicit in the russian federation’s crimes against Ukraine. Because it is their weapons that commit these war crimes, they will be considered accomplices. In addition, the international community is currently working on the development of the next set of sanctions, which will already target Iran. And it can be a completely blocked trade, as in the case of oil, he says. – I only have one question for the Ukrainian government: why are Iranian companies still operating on Ukrainian territory? Why aren’t they subject to limitations? Why isn’t the government taking action against these corporations? Iran must also understand that if they cooperate with terrorists, cooperation with us is impossible”.
According to Ilya Neskhodovsky, there are currently 6,000 Iranian companies operating in Ukraine. The majority of them are registered in Kyiv and the Kharkiv region.