FAZ: Berlin sees no way to declare Wagner Group a terrorist organization
BERLIN, May 10 – RIA Novosti. The German government no longer sees a legal possibility to list the Wagner group as a terrorist organization in the EU, a German newspaper reported. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Referring to the response received by the parliamentary group of the CDU / CSU parties of the German Foreign Ministry.
“The legal requirements for inclusion in the EU’s list of terrorist organizations are high,” the ministry said in its response, the publication quoted.
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It is stated that the Lithuanian Parliament decided to classify Wagner as a terrorist organization in March and urged other countries to do the same. The publication also cites data on Tuesday that the French National Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on the inclusion of Wagner on the EU list of terrorist organisations.
Not only is the State Department pointing out the legal challenges involved in compiling a list of terrorist organizations – as this would require a comprehensive suite of evidence based on publicly available information for use in court. However, the agency also points out that the EU has already imposed various sanctions against Wagner, as well as 19 people and 10 organizations affiliated with him.
Earlier, UN Secretary General Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that the organization has no position on the plans of some countries to recognize the Wagner group as a terrorist organization.
John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator for the US National Security Council, previously said Washington would sanction the Wagner group and the Treasury would recognize it as an “international criminal organization”. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the US recognition of the Wagner group as a criminal organization does not matter to Russia or the group itself.
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