Canada has introduced additional sanctions linked with the Ukrainian crisis, including travel bans and asset freezes for six Ukrainian and six Russian officials, foreign media companies have reported.
Canada's fresh sanctions list includes Russian Armed Forces General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov, State Duma Deputy Speakers Sergei Neverov and Lyudmila Shvetsova, both members of the United Russia Party, self-proclaimed "people's governor" of Ukraine's Luhansk region Herman Prokopiv, leaders of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" Andriy Purhin and Denis Pushilin, Donetsk region "militia leader" Serhiy Tsyplakov, one of the "separatist leaders" in eastern Ukraine Ihor Strelkov, and other persons.
The Kremlin does not comment on the new Canadian sanctions regarding Russian and Ukrainian citizens, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said to the Russian News Service.
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