The European Union (EU) imposed on Monday sanctions on the Russian Wagner Group that supports the warlord Haftar, as well as on eight individuals and three entities accused of helping to finance the mercenaries in Ukraine, Libya and Syria.

“The Wagner Group has recruited, trained and sent private military operatives to conflict zones around the world to fuel violence, loot natural resources and intimidate civilians in violation of international law, including international human rights law”, the EU said in a statement.