TASS: EU ambassadors approved sanctions against Wagner PMC This is reported by TASS with reference to a source.
The plans to introduce restrictions against the Russian PMC because of its activities in Mali and other African countries were previously announced by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. He noted that the European Union will draw up a list of possible restrictions for Russian mercenaries who can be deployed in the Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad).
In September it became known that the Mali authorities had applied to a Russian PMC asking for help in the fight against terrorists. It was not specified which PMCs the republican authorities applied to.
Subsequently, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed this information, but stressed that official Moscow had nothing to do with this. According to the diplomat, Mali turned to the PMC because France intends to significantly reduce the military contingent, which must fight terrorism in the north of the country.