French parliament calls on government and EU to designate Wagner Group a terrorist organization

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Wagner PMC Center in St. Petersburg
Wagner PMC Center in St. Petersburg

In their resolution, the MPs note that Wagner PMC did not sign the 2008 Montreux Document on the obligations of private military and security companies in conflict zones.

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The document notes that Wagner troops are accused of war crimes in Syria and Ukraine, as well as conducting disinformation and destabilization operations in several African countries.

Some of these operations are directed against France and its military.

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The MPs also recall that Wagner’s owner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, through his “troll factory,” tried to influence elections in the United States in 2016 and in France in 2017.

Therefore, the resolution calls on the French government to work with the EU to designate Wagner PMC as a terrorist organization, and to make efforts to investigate the crimes committed by Wagner forces in conflict zones around the world.

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Back in February, the Ukrainian parliament recognized Wagner PMC and other Russian private military companies as terrorist organizations.

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