Russia’s Wagner chief writes to White Home over new U.S. sanctions

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An within leer shows PMC Wagner Centre, which is a venture implemented by the businessman and founder of the Wagner non-public militia crew Yevgeny Prigozhin, genuine thru the legitimate opening of the arena of job block in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Novemb
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(Reuters) - The high of the Russian non-public militia contractor Wagner printed on Saturday a transient letter to the White Home asking what crime his firm used to be accused of, after Washington introduced new sanctions on the crew.

White Home national security spokesperson John Kirby (NYSE:KEX) talked about on Friday that Wagner, which has been supporting Russian forces of their invasion of Ukraine and claiming credit for battlefield advances, would possibly per chance per chance well be designated a most well-known Transnational Prison Group.

A letter in English addressed to Kirby and posted on the Telegram channel of Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin's press carrier read: "Dear Mr Kirby, May well seemingly per chance you please clarify what crime used to be dedicated by PMC Wagner?"

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Kirby called Wagner "a prison group that is committing frequent atrocities and human rights abuses".

Final month, the White Home talked about Wagner had taken birth of an hands cargo from North Korea to abet bolster Russian forces in Ukraine.

North Korea's Foreign places Ministry called the listing false and Prigozhin on the time denied taking the form of birth, calling the listing "gossip and hypothesis".

Washington had already imposed curbs on substitute with Wagner in 2017 and again in December in an strive to restrict its salvage entry to to weaponry.

The European Union imposed its obtain sanctions in December 2021 on Wagner, which has been stuffed with life in Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Mozambique and Mali, as properly as Ukraine.

Prigozhin has described Wagner as a completely self ample power with its obtain airplane, tanks, rockets and artillery.

He is wished in the united states for interference in U.S. elections, something that he talked about in November he had done and would continue to originate.

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