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 Street Journal.

Also targeted are 10 entities, among them OAO Novatek, Russia's largest gas producer; Gazprombank, a bank tied to gas-export monopoly OAO Gazprom, and Kalashnikov Concern, the maker of automatic weapons. The U.S. has already targeted these firms as part of its package of economic sanctions.

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Mr. Harper, among the fiercest critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he's prepared to work with western allies to isolate Moscow should Russia's alleged military intervention in Ukraine continue. "As we have seen with the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week, the Putin regime's failure to end its support to armed separatist groups constitutes a very real threat to international peace and security," the Canadian prime minister said.

Earlier in the week, Canada said the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner was a direct product of Russian military aggression.

The new targets add to the list of 110 individuals and entities that Canada alleges is responsible for violating Ukraine's sovereignty and independence.

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