According to a British government source quoted by the Times, Britain is considering adding the militia group Wagner to its list of terrorist organizations, alongside Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS). The decision would be imminent and would have the aim of exerting further pressure on Russia (WAR IN UKRAINE, SKY TG24 SPECIAL).
Similarly, the 331 French deputies unanimously voted for a resolution asking the European Union to include the group led by the oligarch Similarly, the 331 French deputies unanimously voted for a resolution asking the European Union to include the Wagner group in its list of terrorist organizations Prigozhin in its list of terrorist organizations. According to Benjamin Haddad, a deputy belonging to the party of the French president Emmanuel Macron and one of the authors of the resolution, the main objective is to “strengthen the legal instruments against the Wagner group”. Adding the group to the EU list would have a collective effect on all stakeholders, including banks, that make its business possible.
If the Wagner Group were listed as a terrorist organization, it would become a criminal offense to belong to the group, attend its meetings, encourage support for the group, or wear the group’s logo in public. In addition, there would be financial penalties for the group, making it difficult to raise funds.
The resolution voted by the French Parliament is not binding, but according to Haddad it sends “a political and symbolic message”. In addition, France and other EU countries can take national measures to counter the Wagner group.