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POLITICO.eu.com | EU slaps sanctions on Russian mercenary group Wagner
Wagner first attracted international attention in 2014 when it supported pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
A press release by the Council of the EU said that "the Wagner Group has recruited, trained and sent private military operatives to conflict zones around the world to fuel violence, loot natural resources and intimidate civilians in violation of international law, including international human rights law."

The eight individuals are "are involved in serious human rights abuses, including torture and extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and killings, or in destabilising activities in some of the countries [Syria, Sudan, Mozambique, CAR] they operate in," the release said.

by Cat on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 08:07:17 PM EST
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