Wagner paramilitary group to be declared terrorist organisation by UK

The Wagner group, which rose to prominence fighting for Russia in Ukraine, will be declared a terrorist group by the UK.

The proscription means it will be illegal to be a member or supporter of Wagner, and the paramilitary’s assets can be categorised as terrorist property and seized.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman described the group as ‘violent and destructive… a military tool of Vladimir Putin’s Russia’, the BBC reported.

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