Ukrainian Parliament recognizes Wagner PMC as international criminal organization
At a meeting on February 6, the Ukrainian Parliament recognized Wagner Private Military Company as an international criminal organization.
This was announced by Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko.
The decision was supported by 333 MPs.
According to the explanatory note to the draft resolution, "members of the Wagner PMC are responsible for numerous cases of unlawful and unjustified use of weapons against the civilian population of Ukraine, acts of cruelty and ill-treatment, forced displacement of civilians, rape, abduction of children, mass executions, armed attacks on educational and healthcare institutions, religious buildings, etc."
The authors of the draft resolution also emphasized that Wagner fighters are involved in destabilization, human rights violations, and illegal operations with natural resources in Africa (Central African Republic, Mali, Libya) and the Middle East (Syria), which indicates the international nature of their criminal activities.
Therefore, the parliament appealed to governments and parliaments around the world to recognize the Wagner PMC as an international criminal organization.
At the end of January, the lower house of the Canadian parliament unanimously supported a resolution to send a proposal to the government to officially recognize the Wagner PMC as a terrorist organization.