Wagner Group

(asked on 2nd June 2023) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to designate the Wagner Group as a terrorist organisation.

Answered by
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Tom Tugendhat
Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)
This question was answered on 8th June 2023

Whilst the Government keeps the list of proscribed organisations under review, we do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not under consideration for proscription.

The Government remains concerned about Russia's use of private military companies such as the Wagner Group. We take the provision of mercenaries and other military support to parties in conflicts such as Libya, Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere very seriously. We continue to work closely with our international partners to counter Russian malign activity and respond to actions that undermine the rules based international system.

Our package of sanctions in support of Ukraine targets those aiding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This includes the Wagner Group and on 24 March 2022 the UK designated Wagner Group under our autonomous sanctions regime.

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