The Lithuanian Parliament recognized PMC Wagner as a terrorist organization by unanimously adopting a resolution. Delphi reports .
“With this resolution, we clearly state that the Wagner terrorist organization is not a private company, it is a shadow tool of the Russian government, which it uses to carry out the genocide of Ukrainians,” said Laurynas Kaschyunas, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense (KNBO).
In December 2022, senators from both American political parties introduced a bill to the US Congress to designate the Wagner PMC as a foreign terrorist organization.
“Vladimir Putin and his henchmen will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, including using mercenaries like the Wagner PMC to commit atrocities on their behalf. The US should call this shadow army what it is: a foreign terrorist group. We need to hold them accountable, along with everyone who supports them,” Republican Roger Wicker said at the time.
In May 2022, the Seimas of Lithuania recognized Russia as a terrorist state.