The Hunt: UK to label the Wagner mercenary group a terrorist organization

FILE – Members of the Wagner Group military company sit atop of a tank on a street in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2023, prior to leaving an area at the headquarters of the Southern Military District. The U.K. says it will declare Russia’s Wagner mercenary group a banned terrorist organization. British officials say the group remains a threat to global security even after the death of leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. . (AP Photo, File)

On this week’s episode of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent JJ Green,” Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director of the Counter Extremism Project, talks about the impact of a move to label the Wagner mercenary group a terrorist organization.

Why is the UK labeling the Wagner mercenary group a terrorist organization?

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