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Serbian activists filed a criminal complaint against Wagner PMC

Serbian and pro-Ukrainian activists have filed criminal complaints against the Russian private military company Wagner and its supporters, accusing them of recruiting Serbian citizens to participate in hostilities in Ukraine.

Belgrade lawyer Chedomir Stojkovic, who also heads the state organization Oktyabr, said the defendants included Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Bocan-Kharchenko and the head of the Serbian state agency for security and information, Alexander Vulin.

“We have reason to suspect that Vulin gave orders, orders and instructions not to interfere with the Wagner Group‘s activities in Serbia,” Stojkovic said.

According to Stojkovic, Bocan-Kharchenko, who enjoys diplomatic immunity, cannot be prosecuted in Serbia, but he can be forced to leave the country.

Once a criminal complaint has been filed, it is up to the Attorney General to decide whether it should proceed.

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