EU Readying New Sanctions For Kremlin-Linked Russian Mercenary Group

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FILE – An undated photo published by the Security Service of Ukraine purports to show Wagner Group mercenaries at an unidentified location. (ssu.gov.ua)  

Moscow Times: EU Readying New Sanctions for Kremlin-Linked Wagner Mercenary Group 

The European Union is readying new sanctions for Wagner, the Russian mercenary group with alleged links to the Kremlin, France’s foreign minister said Monday. 

“There’s a common desire to draft a legal framework for sanctions against Wagner,” Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted Jean-Yves Le Drian as telling reporters in Brussels. 

Wagner has been reported to be involved in conflicts in Ukraine, Africa and the Middle East in recent years.  

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Update #1: EU Ready to Support Sanctions on Russian Mercenaries, France Says (Reuters)
 

Update #2: EU Prepares Fresh Sanctions On Russian Mercenary Group (RFE)  

WNU Editor: This is the reason why the EU is moving to sanction the Wagner Group …. EU eyes sanctions in Mali, and against Russian mercenaries (AP).