1/21/2023 – Wagner group: US to designate Russian mercenary group as a ‘transnational criminal organization’

In this aerial graphic provided by the US Government, Russian railcars are seen traveling between Russia and North Korea.

From CNN POLITICS: The US Treasury Department will designate the Russian mercenary organization Wagner Group as a “transnational criminal organization” and will impose additional sanctions next week against the group and its support network across the world, the White House said on Friday.

“These actions recognize the transcontinental threat that Wagner poses, including through its ongoing pattern of serious criminal activity,” National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby told reporters on Friday, ahead of the Treasury Department announcement.

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