MEPs want to designate Wagner PMC as terrorist organization

MEPs want to designate Wagner PMC as terrorist organization

Cross-party MEPs are calling for the EU to list Russia’s Wagner Group as a terrorist organization.

That’s according to Politico, Ukrinform reports.

The private mercenary militia is led by a close ally of Vladimir Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

The MEPs representing the full spectrum of Parliament’s groups, from the far-right ID to The Left, Renew, the EPP, the S&D and the Greens, sent a letter, dated November 11, to European Council President Charles Michel and Czech PM Petr Fiala, whose country holds the rotating Council presidency.

Read also: Ukrainian forces eliminating Wagner mercenaries near Bakhmut - General Staff

Citing “ongoing violations of international law in Ukraine” by Wagner and “their previous exploits in other conflicts,” the MEPs say the group should be designated a terrorist organization.

As reported earlier, has been involved in conflicts from Ukraine to Syria, Sudan, Mozambique, and the Central African Republic, among others.

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