Kols pointed out that Yevgeny Prigozhin's mercenary company previously pretended to be a formally independent, "private military company" but that the Kremlin has now admitted that it has been funding the Wagner Group for at least a year, thus making Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.
"Well I guess we have found out [from] President Putin himself a few days ago, stating that the Wagner Group is entirely funded by Russian Federation taxpayers' money," said Kols.
Kols noted that several countries have already listed Wagner as a terrorist organization but urged others to follow suit.
"I would call on all OSCE member states to do the same, for the parliaments to do the same. It is a terrorist organization, it's not only causing havoc right now in eastern Ukraine, it causes it in different conflicts across the world, be it Africa, South America, you name it," said Kols.