Wagner Group to be declared terrorist organization in UK

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The Wagner mercenary group will officially be recognised as a terrorist organisation in the UK, with a draft proscription order being prepared in time to be presented to parliament tomorrow.

Once passed, the order will mean that it is illegal to be a member of or to support the Wagner Group.

The group itself will see any assets seized and designated terrorist property. 

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said: “Wagner is a violent and destructive organisation which has acted as a military tool of Vladimir Putin’s Russia overseas.”

“While Putin’s regime decides what to do with the monster it created, Wagner’s continuing destabilising activities only continue to serve the Kremlin’s political goals.”

“They are terrorists, plain and simple… Wagner has been involved in looting, torture and barbarous murders.”