Saturday, July 22, 2023

UK Slaps Additional Sanctions on Russia's Wagner Group

 The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office issued on 20 July 2023 a press release titled "UK Sanctions Wagner Group Leaders and Front Companies Responsible for Violence and Instability Across Africa."

The new UK sanctions target 13 individuals and businesses linked to Russia's mercenary Wagner Group that has been involved in executions and torture in Mali and the Central African Republic and threats to peace and security in Sudan.  The sanctions will prevent UK citizens, companies, and banks from dealing with them, freeze any assets held in the UK, and ban travel to the UK.