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Canada imposes new sanctions on Russia, including Putin’s daughters

World: The Minister of External Affairs of Canada, Melanie Joly announced on Tuesday, April 19, that Canada is all set to impose new sanctions against Russia under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The new sanctions decided by the Canadian government will impose restrictions on at least 14 close associates of the Russian government, which includes oligarchs of Russia and their family members.

According to a statement published on the Canadian government’s official website, the people included in the sanction list involve two adult daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

By imposing these measures against Russia, it will be noted that Canada will not step back in holding President Putin along with his associates accountable for their conspiracy in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“The report of Moscow Mechanism delivered by OSCE professionals in the previous week confirmed that the forces of Russia are committing severe atrocities and violations of human rights in Ukraine, including war crimes and likely crimes against humanity. Canada will also continue to enforce further measures in response to the atrocities committed by the Russian government, including a stringent pursuit of accountability,” says the statement.

Canada is actively monitoring the current scenario, and it will coordinate actions with its allies in the international community to respond to the Russian government’s barbaric acts.

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, went on to say that “Canada continues to stand with the brave people, both men and women fighting for their freedom in Ukraine. We’ll continue to impose severe sanctions on the Russian regime in coordination with our partners and will hold Russia accountable for their actions. They will respond to their crimes.

As per the reports, Since the Russian-Ukrainian war has erupted, Canada has imposed sanctions on over 750 people and entities from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

The current situation in Ukraine has been concerted by the Canadian government to the International Criminal Court (ICC) along with other member states as a result of multiple allegations of serious international crimes perpetrated by the Russian Military in Ukraine.

 

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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