EU imposes sanctions on Yevgeny Prigozhin for his support of Wagner activity in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 15 Oct 2020, 05:43 PM
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The European Union imposed sanctions on the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin due to his financial and other links with the private military company, Wagner.

According to the sanctions Prigozhin participated "in supporting Wagner's activities in Libya, which threaten the country's peace, stability and security."

The Russian group violated several times, the Security Council resolution issued 2011, regarding the arms embargo on Libya, “including the delivery of weapons and the deployment of mercenaries in support of the national army."

They pointed to the participation of Wagner in several military operations against the Government of National Accord, "recognized by the United Nations and contributed to harming the stability of Libya and undermining the peace process."

Reports indicate that Prigozhin is the primary funder of the "Wagner Forces," which are responsible for training and financing a group of Russian mercenaries operating in Syria, eastern Ukraine, Sudan and even Libya.

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