France is lobbying for new EU sanctions against PMC Wagner


The European Union may introduce additional restrictions against Wagner PMCs as part of the new tenth package of sanctions, Bloomberg reported today, February 13, citing sources.

According to them, France insists on imposing sanctions against Wagner. The fighters of the group, according to the agency, allegedly operate not only in Ukraine, but also in the former French territories in Central Africa and the Sahel region, TASS quotes.

Bloomberg previously reported that Paris is demanding that a significant number of individuals and entities associated with the group be blacklisted. The EU intends to adopt new sanctions by the anniversary of the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine.

The European Union in December 2021 imposed sanctions against eight individuals and three legal entities from Russia allegedly associated with the Wagner private military group. The Council of the EU claimed that PMC Wagner recruited, trained and sent private military operatives to conflict zones around the world.

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