Canada joined the new sanctions against the Russian Federation, imposed by U.S. and the European Union. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada.
Canada’s Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada was imposing sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act on six individuals involved in the illegitimate elections held in Russian-occupied Crimea on September 8, 2019, in concert with the United Nations, USA and the European Union.
Today’s coordinated action underscored the continued transatlantic unity in response to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine and its violations of international law.
“Canada’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is unwavering. Today’s sanctions demonstrate that Canada and its allies stand united in their condemnation of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the illegitimate elections held there last fall, and that Canada and the international community are ready to impose a cost for ignoring international law,” François-Philippe Champagne said.
The announced sanctions take effect immediately.
As The Journalist reported, Deputy Prime Minister Kuleba sees no prerequisites for lifting sanctions against ex-officials of Yanukovych time.