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Wagner door VK tot terroristische organisatie verklaard

September 6, 2023 - Russia’s mercenary Wagner Group is set to be declared a terrorist organisation by the UK government – meaning it will be illegal to be a member or support the group.

A draft order to be laid in Parliament will allow its assets to be categorised as terrorist property and seized.

Wagner had played a key role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as operating in Syria and countries in Africa including Libya and Mali.

Its fighters have been accused of a number crimes including killing and torturing Ukrainian citizens.

The group’s future was thrown into uncertainty earlier this year when its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin led a failed mutiny against Russia’s military leaders.

Prigozhin, who founded the group in 2014, died in a suspicious plane crash along with other Wagner figures on 23 August, the BBC said.

PUBLISHED: 06/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News