Ukraine plans to recognize Hamas Islamic organization as terroristic. The relevant draft regulation is already submitted to the Verkhovna Rada as MP from Servant of the People party Olha Vasylevska-Smahlyuk reported on Telegram.
“This initiative was supported by 80 MPs from different parties. In fact, Ukraine, by such a step, joins a civilized world, our strategic partners – the EU, the U.S., the UK and Japan that have recognized a long time ago this far-right movement as the terrorist organization,” she noted.
According to Vasylevska-Smahlyuk, it is a step toward Israel that is badly needed.
The explanatory note states that the main goal of the regulation is the “condemnation of the use of force that led to the death of civilians of Israel and the Gaza Strip and adoption of measures on non-admission of the financing of the activity of Hamas far-right Islamic organization to avoid fatalities as a result of the further escalation between the Gaza Strip and Israel within the fight of Ukraine against the global terrorism”.
It is noted that the implementation of such an initiative will allow to assume measures on non-admission of financing of Hamas in the territory of Ukraine.
As we reported, the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appeared to be holding as of early Friday morning after the two sides fought for 11 days. The ceasefire began at 2:00 a.m. local time on Friday.