The French National Assembly on Tuesday supported the recognition of the Russian mercenary group “Wagner” as a terrorist organization, “Politico” writes.
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All lawmakers present in parliament – 331 in total – voted in favor of the non-binding resolution. The resolution calls on the European Union (EU) to recognize “Wagner” as a terrorist organization.
The Russian mercenary group has already faced several rounds of European Union sanctions. In April 2022, the EU included the leader of “Wagner” Yevgeny Prigozhin in the list of persons who have been sanctioned in the context of the war in Ukraine, and in April of this year, “Wagner” was added to another list of entities subject to sanctions in connection with the group’s involvement in the brutal war launched by Russia against Ukraine.
“The Guardian” reports that Great Britain is also considering adding “Wagner” to the list of terrorist groups.