The US government has recognized the Russian mercenary gang “Wagner” as a “significant transnational criminal organization”, subjecting to sanctions not only the group itself, but also the persons and organizations associated with it.
The US Treasury Department has sanctioned six individuals and 12 legal entities, stating that this is necessary to reduce Russia’s ability to continue the war against Ukraine.
On the other hand, the State Department has sanctioned one natural person and five organizations related to “Wagner”, as well as the leader of the gang Yevgenii Prigozhin himself.
The State Department has also announced additional sanctions against Russian arms manufacturers and Russian-appointed governors of occupied Ukrainian territories.
These sanctions are applied to nine natural persons and 14 legal entities.
In addition, the US authorities have seized two yachts and one plane.