We are designating Wagner Group as a Transnational Criminal Organization. In addition to their abuses in Ukraine, Wagner operatives regularly commit abuses in Africa. Countries that invite criminals to solve their security problems find themselves robbed and held hostage instead.
We took actions today to degrade Russia’s capacity to wage war against Ukraine and to promote accountability for abuse by sanctioning those supporting the Wagner Group’s operations worldwide, producers of Russia’s weapons, and those administering Russia-occupied areas of Ukraine.
Spoke with Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs @MBA_AlThani_ today about peace efforts in eastern DRC and assistance for Ukraine. I also thanked Qatar for helping us continue to support the Afghan people.
The Chicago metropolitan area hosts the second-largest Ukrainian population in the nation. I greatly appreciated hearing from the community’s leaders about their efforts to support Ukraine and recently resettled refugees. https://t.co/clU6VLlLtZ
Today we announced an additional $125 million in funding to support Ukraine’s energy and electric grid against Russia’s attacks designed to leave millions without power during the winter months. These attacks have made Ukrainians only even more determined to persevere.