Is the Wagner group a terrorist organisation ?

On May 9th, the French General Assembly requested in a resolution to add the Wagner group to the list of terrorist organizations. How does our Ministry of Foreign Affairs stand on this request? Will Luxembourg follow suit? Our MP Gusty Graas inquired with the relevant ministry.

« Le 9 mai 2023, l’Assemblée nationale a adopté une résolution réclamant que la France et l’Union européenne inscrivent le groupe militaire privé russe Wagner sur la liste des organisations terroristes.

Selon un article paru au « Monde » en date du 11 mai 2023, la ministre des affaires étrangères en France aurait mis en avant l’importance symbolique d’une telle démarche, et l’impact qu’elle pourrait avoir sur des États cherchant à entrer en relation avec le groupe militaire.

Or, suite à la demande du Parlement européen en novembre 2022, seule la Lituanie aurait jusqu’à présent placé le groupe Wagner sur la liste des entités terroristes. 

Dans ce contexte, j’aimerais poser les questions suivantes à Monsieur le Ministre des Affaires étrangères et européennes :

  • Quelle est la position du Ministère des Affaires étrangères en ce qui concerne la demande du Parlement européen ?
  • Monsieur le Ministre envisage-t-il, à l’instar de la Lituanie, également inscrire le groupe Wagner  sur la liste des organisations terroristes?»

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