Prosecutor General’s office has said it is ready to check the activities of PMCs “Wagner”
Moscow. 20 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — the General Prosecutor’s office of Russia has expressed its readiness to consider the question of the legality of actions of representatives of the so-called private military companies (PMCs) “Wagner”, in the event of receipt of the request.
“Official requests to inspect such structures in the Prosecutor General’s office has not been received. If such requests are received, we will consider them according to the established procedure in strict accordance with the law”, — said to “Interfax” the official representative of the Supervisory Department Alexander Kurennoy.
He said: “We are not aware of any wrongdoing on the part of the representatives of the so-called PMCs “Wagner”.
Putin against the ban on private security business
Earlier on Thursday, within a press conference, President Vladimir Putin said that if the PMC “Wagner” there are violations, then prosecutors should give them a legal assessment.
“Now, about the “Wagner” and the fact that people make: everyone has to stay within the law, everything. Can we ban all private security business, but it is necessary to do it, I think that will come to you with a large number of petitions with the requirement to protect the labour market. If that’s the group “Wagner” something breaks, then the General Prosecutor’s office to give a legal assessment”, — said Putin.
About having them somewhere abroad, if, I repeat, they do not violate the Russian law, they are entitled to work and to push their own business interests in any part of the world.Mr Putinprime Russia
De jure Russia PMC no
In November in the Kremlin forwarded to the defense Ministry the issue of conversion of some Russian PMC soldiers and veterans ‘ organisations to the international criminal court to initiate investigations against the organizers of the PMC.
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“Perhaps, after all, this issue relates more to the competence of the Ministry of defense. Because, you see, de jure we have no such entities as private military companies in accordance with our legislation,” — said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on 20 November, the journalists.
Peskov stressed that this issue is “more in the competence of law enforcement or the Ministry of defence”. Answering the specifying question whether the situation in the Kremlin, Peskov said, “No. Such topics in the agenda of no.”