On multiple occasions, mercenaries from the Wagner Group have been found guilty of human rights violation. Several reports from independent experts associated with the United Nations shade light on those crimes.
For that reason, the Wagner Group is trying to undermine the authority of UN peacekeeping missions. It achieves this through disinformation campaigns aiming at tarnishing the image of peacekeepers in countries such as CAR. On numerous occasions, this can go as far as intimidation to dissuade UN troops to reach areas where war crimes are suspected.
Following through on the UN, other international organizations such as the European Union have decided to sanction the leaders of the Wagner Group. Those sanctions are based on the application of international law. Their publication will also be posted here.