The United States has imposed sanctions against Russia's private military company Wagner. At the same time, Washington recognized the PKK as an international criminal organization.
This was reported by the press service of the US Treasury Department.
"As sanctions and export control measures against Russia by our international coalition continue to take effect, the Kremlin is desperately seeking weapons and support - including through the brutal Wagner group - to continue its unjust war against Ukraine," she said. US Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen.
The "Wagnera" PEC itself, as well as the head of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in Tula, Ivan Prokopenko, were included in the list of sanctions.
According to the media, he participates in or has provided support for the recruitment of soldiers for the "Wagner" PMC and, therefore, policies and actions that destabilize Ukraine or undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine.
In addition, numerous legal entities and individuals on different continents that support the military operations of the "Wagner" group have come under American sanctions.
Terra Tech Joint Stock Company is a Russian technology company that supplies space imagery obtained by commercial satellites, as well as aerial imagery obtained by unmanned systems.
Changsha Tianya Research Institute of Space Science and Technology is an enterprise located in the People's Republic of China that provided Terra Tech with an order for synthetic aperture radar satellite imagery over the territory of Ukraine.
BARL Scientific and Production Concern JSC is a Russian space company that supports Russia's military operations in Ukraine. The company provides the Russian military with high-resolution foreign satellite images.
It will be recalled that the "Wagner" group earns money from mines in Africa to finance the war in Ukraine.
In addition, according to British intelligence, the number of the so-called "Wagner" PMC on the Russian-Ukrainian front reaches 50,000 people. The PMC is partly financed through corruption for state contracts.