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Intel: EU sanctions suspected head of Russia’s Wagner paramilitary group

Kremlin insider Yevgeny Prigozhin is suspected of involvement in Wagner's paramilitary activities in Libya
Military engineers of the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) sort ammunition and explosives for safe disposal in the Libyan capital Tripoli on October 12, 2020. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP) (Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images)

The European Union on Wednesday placed economic sanctions on Kremlin insider Yevgeny Prigozhin over his allegedly close ties to activities of Russia’s Wagner paramilitary in Libya.

“Wagner Group is involved in multiple and repeated breaches of the [United Nations] arms embargo in Libya,” including “delivery of arms as well of deployment of mercenaries into Libya in support of [Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s] Libyan National Army,” an EU statement released Thursday read.

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