Canada Broadens Sanctions Against Russia


Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada would impose economic sanctions and travel bans against eight individuals, all of whom are linked to either of the so-called Donetsk or Luhansk republics, which are pro-Russian separatist groups in eastern Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports about it, citing the Wall StreetJournal.

Also targeted are 10 entities, among them OAO Novatek, Russia'slargest gas producer; Gazprombank, a bank tied to gas-exportmonopoly OAO Gazprom, and Kalashnikov Concern, the maker ofautomatic weapons. The U.S. has already targeted these firms aspart of its package of economic sanctions.

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Mr. Harper, among the fiercest critics of Russian PresidentVladimir Putin, said he's prepared to work with western allies toisolate Moscow should Russia's alleged military intervention inUkraine continue. "As we have seen with the downing of MalaysiaAirlines Flight 17 last week, the Putin regime's failure to end itssupport to armed separatist groups constitutes a very real threatto international peace and security," the Canadian prime ministersaid.

Earlier in the week, Canada said the downing of the MalaysiaAirlines jetliner was a direct product of Russian militaryaggression.

The new targets add to the list of 110 individuals and entitiesthat Canada alleges is responsible for violating Ukraine'ssovereignty and independence.

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