The ambassadors of the European Union prepared a decision for Wednesday on the application of sanctions against militants of the Russian private military company Wagner as journalist Rikard Jozwiak reported on Twitter
“EU ambs are on Wed set to give green light to sanction the Wagner group & 3 Russians linked w/ the group under its global human rights sanctions regime,” Jozwiak noted.
Moreover, according to him, the EU will impose sanctions against two Russians and three Russian organizations as part of the sanctions regime against Syria for the first time.
EU ambs are on Wed set to give green light to sanction the Wagner group & 3 Russians linked w/ the group under its global human rights sanctions regime. Separately,the EU will also sanction 2 Russians & 3 Russian entities under its #Syria sanction regime for the 1st time. #Russia— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) December 6, 2021
On November 25, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the private military company Wagner for human rights violations and other crimes in conflict zones.
The resolution notes that the "Wagner Group" is present in many conflicts around the world, especially in Ukraine, Syria, Sudan, Mozambique, Libya, the Central African Republic and Venezuela.
Given the track record of human rights violations committed by these militants, MEPs have recommended sanctions against them.
This happened shortly after The Insider, together with Bellingcat, released an investigation into the interception of the plane with the Wagner PMC fighters.