Canada imposes additional sanctions on some Russia and Ukrainian officials

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 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.

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

More exciting stories and videos on Russia Beyond's Facebook page

This website uses cookies. Click here to find out more.

Accept cookies