A man wearing a camouflage uniform walks out of PMC Wagner Centre in St Petersburg, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters
A man wearing a camouflage uniform walks out of PMC Wagner Centre in St Petersburg, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

Ukraine war: US designates Russia’s Wagner group as ‘transnational criminal organisation’

  • The move will allow wider sanctions on the private mercenary army, whose growing influence has made it a rival to Russia’s formal military
  • The group, controlled by Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin, is said to have about 50,000 fighters in Ukraine, 80 per cent of them drawn from prisons

A man wearing a camouflage uniform walks out of PMC Wagner Centre in St Petersburg, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters
A man wearing a camouflage uniform walks out of PMC Wagner Centre in St Petersburg, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters
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