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The House of Representatives supported the Senate resolution regarding Yevgeny Prigozhin
American lawmakers have recognized that the activities of one of the closest associates of the Russian president pose a threat to the national security of the United States
Legislators from both parties in the House of Representatives unanimously supported on Friday the resolution passed earlier by senators regarding the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, one of the closest associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Congressmen believe that “the activities of Russian citizen Yevgeny Prigozhin and persons associated with him pose a threat to the national interests and national security of the United States.”.
The full text of the resolution is published on the website of the US Congress.
The document states that the activities of Prigozhin and related companies pose a threat to the United States for a variety of reasons, including the fact that Yevgeny Prigozhin is the alleged owner of the Wagner private military company (PMC), whose mercenaries are illegally participating in hostilities around the world. including Ukraine, Syria and Libya. Prigozhin also owns the Internet Research Agency and other structures involved in interfering with the 2016 US presidential election..
The authors of the resolution recall that on February 7, 2018, mercenaries from PMC Wagner led an armed attack on the American military near the city of Deir ez-Zur in eastern Syria, which provoked a counterattack from the United States. The Washington Post called it “the deadliest clash between the US and Russia … since the Cold War.”.
In addition, Prigozhin-funded mercenaries supported Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army by providing militants with military force and weapons in violation of the UN embargo, “while Yevgeny Prigozhin personally attended a meeting between Haftar and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on November 7, 2018 year “, the document says.
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