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EU ambassadors to approve sanctions against PMC Wagner militants

Source : 112 Ukraine

Restrictive measures will be related to human rights violations by the Wagner group
12:40, 7 December 2021

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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.

Related: Ukraine’s parliament supports interim report on Wagner operation

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.

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.

Related: Head of President’s Office testifies in Wagner mercenaries’ case

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.

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