Russia will lose soft power after being recognized as sponsor of terrorism, Ukrainian officials says
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Podolyak said he was convinced that EU countries would support the resolution and take an "absolutely pro-Ukrainian decision".
"In terms of reputation, this will have an extremely negative impact on Russia, because a country that sponsors terrorism, for example, cannot sponsor cultural, sporting or political events," Podolyak said.
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"And for Russia, this is a key tool for influencing foreign elites."
He added that there were "very few" countries in Europe who could oppose the resolution or want to abstain from voting in the European Parliament.
Also Read: NATO Parliamentary Assembly Declares Russia a 'Terrorist State'
On November 21, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly passed a resolution recognizing Russia as a terrorist state.
On October 13, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe passed a resolution supporting Ukraine and recognizing the current Russian regime as terrorist.
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