The UK are set to ban Vladimir Putin's mercenary war criminals, Wagner Group, after branding them a "terrorist organisation".
Banning the organisation means Brits thinking of joining the grim killers in their invasion of Ukraine will be unable to do so, with a Government source saying a ban is "imminent".
Sources inside the Government say a legal case was built over the course of two months and the official ruling on Russia's Wagner Group is expected to become official in just two weeks.
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Proscribing the group means it would be a criminal offence to join, encourage support or display logos of the Wagner Group in public settings.
Chilling Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin will see his terrorist group banded with the same legal labels as al Qaeda, the Islamic State and National Action, a neo-Nazi group.
The Wagner Group's banning comes amid a flurry of allegations and anger from Prigozhin, who allegedly told Putin to call off the Ukrainian "special military operation".
The Daily Star previously reported the comments from the Wagner Group leader, who believes Russia should focus on the occupied territory now in its possession.
His stern words for Putin saw the Wagner Group boss criticise the ongoing war in Ukraine, while his forces have been involved in "appalling atrocities" throughout the conflict, Daily Mail reported.
The Wagner Group had been heavily involved in the siege of Bakhmut, with the already ongoing conflict expected to last throughout May.
Ukrainian president Volodymy Zelenskyy confirmed Russian forces had turned the city into "burned ruins", with just 4,000 people remaining in the city as of March 4, 2023.
But the end of the war should be soon if Prigozhin gets his way, with the bloodthirsty Russian leader saying they had "killed a huge number" of Ukrainians already.
He said: "We have killed a huge number of soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and can report to ourselves that our task has been completed."
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