US sanctions Wagner in Mali, confirms CNN investigation on support to Sudan paramilitaries

(CNN) — The US Treasury has sanctioned the head of the Wagner private military group in Mali, Ivan Maslov, as part of its pushback against Wagner activities in Africa funneling support to Russia’s war against Ukraine, according to a press release published on Thursday.

The sanctions come after a US official told CNN that Wagner has been trying to ship military equipment for use in Ukraine through Mali and falsifying paperwork for the transactions, citing recently declassified intelligence.

Forecast Update

Thunderstorms Possible Again Today

June 2, 2023 @ 5:28 am

Today's 8 To 8 Forecast

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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Isolated thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low near 66F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s.