The European Union is considering the issue of imposing sanctions against the “Wagnerites”

Josep Borrell said that the actions of Russian mercenaries in African countries lead to a deterioration in the security situation and an increase in migration flows to the EU.The EU may impose sanctions against the militants of PMC "Wagner" / photo REUTERSThe EU may impose sanctions against the militants of PMC “Wagner” / photo REUTERS

Vice President of the European Commission, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell announced the possibility of imposing sanctions against the militants of the Russian private military campaign “Wagner”.

As an UNIAN correspondent reports, Borrell said this in Brussels at a press conference following a meeting of the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers.

Borrell noted that today the ministers discussed the situation in the African region of the Sahel, and, in particular, the killing of 20 soldiers in Burkina Faso on November 14. In his opinion, instability in this region affects not only countries in this part of the world, but also the countries of the European Union. In particular, this is due to the flows of migrants and the deteriorating security situation.

Borrell said the EU should continue to implement its strategy for the Sahel region, in particular, respond to the deteriorating situation in Mali, where elections were to be held in February, which were postponed. According to him, sanctions will be imposed against those who create obstacles to the transfer of power in Mali during the transitional period.

“As a consequence, we agreed to launch a special restrictive mechanism for Mali … We also raised the topic of possible involvement of the Wagner group, and there was a broad consensus on taking additional measures against this group. This will be resolved as soon as technical EU bodies will complete the relevant work, “Borrell stressed.

Specific proposals for individuals and legal entities against whom sanctions will be imposed under the existing EU sanctions regime will be analyzed by special working groups. The decision can be taken before the next meeting of the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers.

Earlier in the VSK, according to the “Wagnerites”, they noted that the militants could have been detained at the direction of Alexander Lukashenko.

. According to the SBU, Wagner PMC is a freelance subdivision of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, which has operated or is operating in the occupied territories of Donbass, Syria, Venezuela, and African countries.

The Ukrainian special services have evidence of the involvement of the Wagner PMC militants in the downing of the Il-76 military transport aircraft near Luhansk in June 2014 and participation in hostilities in the Donbass.

(C)UNIAN 2021

6 comments

  • “The Ukrainian special services have evidence of the involvement of the Wagner PMC militants in the downing of the Il-76 military transport aircraft near Luhansk in June 2014 and participation in hostilities in the Donbass.”
    That was mass murder. A war crime by a neo-nazi regime on a Ukrainian plane going about its legitimate business in its own airspace.
    The tiny poisoner deserves to hang for that alone, let alone all the other satanic crimes his filthy regime has committed.

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    • They KNOW nothing happens in Putlerstan without Putler’s consent and yet they still won’t sanction him directly. I just don’t get it. Have journalists even asked them why? I suppose they buy the lie that the Wagnerites don’t work for the government, they work for Prigozhin, Putler’s friend. But they know that’s how stuff gets done in Putin’s mafia so what’s the difference?
      At first I thought they were just trying to get Putin’s inner circle to turn on him but after almost a decade they should know that’s not working.

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      • A not so subtle hint at the true ideology of Prigozhin and the entire putinazi regime: Wagner was Hitler’s favourite composer. Prigozhin is a fan of both. That’s why I never listen to Wagner’s music; it is forever tainted with nazi poison. Little savages like putler love to listen to this shit on their AirPods while they jack themselves off, dreaming of the agonies inflicted on their victims.

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      • Of course they work for Putin and the Kremlin. How else could a private military company survive, in a country that outlaws private military companies. The reason they won’t sanction Putler is a lack of spine, and well placed bribes.

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  • Well, shiver me timbers. At least the slugs in the EU are finally considering sanctions for a group that functions like mafia hitmen.
    Slow, slower, slowest, EU

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