Canada Imposing Additional Sanctions On Russia

Stephen HarperBy Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

(OTTAWA, ON) – On July 24, we announced strengthened sanctions on arms manufacturers and energy and financial entities with significant links to the Russian Government.

In the wake of continued aggression by Russia, which includes the on-going supply of logistical support and weapons systems to agents of the Putin regime in eastern Ukraine, Canada is announcing its intent to once again increase economic and political pressure, in the coming days, by imposing additional sanctions on the regime and those closest to it.

In doing so, we are moving in close coordination with our partners in the United States and Europe.

President Putin’s failure to end his support to armed rebel groups constitutes a very real threat to international peace and security. His actions represent an overt, direct threat to the Ukrainian people and its rightfully elected government.

Canada remains committed to working with our allies and partners in the international community to preserve and promote a free, democratic and peaceful world. We are ready to impose further sanctions if the Putin regime’s military aggression continues.

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