The document was submitted to Congress on December 1.
A group of US senators has submitted a bipartisan bill to Congress to recognize the Russian private military company Wagner as a foreign terrorist organization.
As reported on the website of Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, the document was submitted to Congress on December 1. The Russian Mercenaries Prosecution Bill requires the US Secretary of State to designate Wagner Mercenaries and any affiliated PMC groups, as well as its successors, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). It is noted that this is called to be done within 90 days from the date of entry into force of the law.
“Vladimir Putin and his henchmen will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, including using mercenaries like Wagner’s group to commit atrocities on their behalf. The U.S. must call this shadow army what it is: a foreign terrorist group. We must bring them to justice along with all those who support them,” Vicker emphasized.
The co-author of the bill, Senator from the state of Maryland Ben Cardin noted that the mercenaries from this PMC “are reliably connected to countless atrocities in Ukraine, Syria and the entire African continent.”
“The United States should immediately recognize Wagner’s group as a foreign terrorist organization. This will reduce the number of Russian armed forces and help bring human rights violators to justice,” he added.
Congressman Richard Hudson said that the “Wagner” missile defense system poses a threat to the interests and security of the United States, as well as its partners and allies.
“We must bring to justice those responsible for Putin’s war against Ukraine and atrocities elsewhere. Designating this group of mercenaries a foreign terrorist organization will send a strong message to those in Russia and to all those who seek to harm all the world,” the politician emphasized.
Activities of PMC “Wagner” in Ukraine
“Wagner” mercenaries take an active part in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Earlier it was reported that the “Wagnerivka” staged a bloody massacre of the Russian “mobs” in Bilogorivka, Luhansk region. The mobilized paid the price for refusing to go into battle first. A total of 19 invaders were killed.
According to the media, the Russian private military company “Wagner” began recruiting people in the prisons of the Central African Republic. Recruited prisoners will be sent to participate in hostilities not only on the territory of Ukraine, but also in other regions.