Jake Wallis Simons Jake Wallis Simons

Banning Iran’s IRGC makes more sense than cracking down on Wagner

The Wagner flag flutters in Moscow (Credit: Getty images)

Is the Wagner Group a terror threat to Britain? Until this morning, the thought had probably never occurred to most people as they went about their lives. The mercenary group has indeed done terrible things in Ukraine and Africa. But a threat to British subjects on our own soil?

Today, however, the government will add Wagner to its list of proscribed organisations, which includes groups like Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

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