15:34 06 Feb 2023

Ukrainian parliament recognizes Wagner PMC as an international criminal organization

Фото: kanaldom.tv

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) recognized Wagner Private Military Company as an international criminal organization.

Yaroslav Zheleznyak, the people's deputy of Ukraine, reports this in his Telegram.

333 out of 361 deputies voted for this resolution №8397 on the recognition of the Wagner Private Military Company (Wagner PMC) as an international criminal organization.

In addition, the Parliament, with 336 votes, approved resolution № 3735 on the recognition of russian private military companies as terrorist organizations.

Previously the US Treasury Department recognized russia's Wagner PMC as a transnational criminal organization and imposed new sanctions against it and its supporters.

The Wagner PMC has been participating in russian efforts to capture the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, sending large numbers of troops into attacks over open ground, which resulted in many losses among mercenaries.  According to the US National Security Council, about 80% of Wagner's troops have been drawn from prisons.

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