The canadian government has extended the anti-Russian sanctions list. According to the canadian foreign Minister stéphane Dion, the black list includes persons “responsible for the ongoing crisis in Ukraine”, reports TASS.
The new sanctions list includes 15 people, including six state Duma deputies from the Crimea – Ruslan Balbec, Konstantin Bakharev, Andrei Kozenko, Svetlana Savchenko, Paul Speraw and Dmitry Belik.
Also in the list are Anna Anokhina, Svetlana Borodulina, Valentin Demidov, Irina Kiviko, Mikhail Nazarov, Victor Palagin, Dmitry Polonsky, Oleg Shapovalov and Andrew Vasyuta.
As noted, sanctions imposed in response to the choice on 18 September officials living in the Crimea in the state Duma. Canada does not recognize these elections as legitimate.
Dion stressed that the decision to expand sanctions, “underlines the continuing commitment of Canada with respect to Ukraine’s sovereignty”.
The sanctions include the freezing of Bank assets and a ban on obtaining visas for entry to Canada. Currently in black list, there are more than 200 Russian companies and organizations as well as individuals.