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Russia Imposes Sanctions Against Canada

Russia Imposes Sanctions Against Canada March 24, 2014Leave a comment

(Fox Weekly) — Russia has imposed sanctions on Canada after Ottawa had introduced sanctions to Russian officials. 13 high-ranking Canadian officials, law makers, and activists, were sanctioned on Monday.

“This step comes in response to unacceptable actions by the  Canadian side which seriously hurt bilateral relations,” the  Ministry’s spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, said.

The list of the Canadian citizens who are banned from entering  the territory of the Russian Federation was published Monday on  the Foreign Ministry’s website. The list includes:

1. Christine Hogan – foreign affairs and defense  policy adviser to the Prime Minister

2. Wayne G.Wouters – Clerk of the Privy Council  and Secretary to the Cabinet

3. Jean-Francois Tremblay – Deputy Secretary to  the Cabinet

4. Andrew Sheer – House of Commons Speaker

5. Peter Van Loan – faction leader of the  Conservative Party in the House of Commons

6. Raynell Andreychuk – the chairwoman of the  Senate’s committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

7. Dean Allison – the chairman of the Committee  on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House of  Commons

8. Paul Dewar – deputy chairman of the Committee  on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House of  Commons

9. Irwin Cotler – vice-chairman of the  Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing  Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House  of Commons

10. Ted Opitz – Conservative MP

11. Christia Freeland – Liberal MP

12. James Bezan – Conservaite MP

13. Paul Grod – President of the Ukrainian  Canadian Congress

U.S., Canada and EU had imposed sanctions on Russia last Tuesday. These sanctions are further escalation towards the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Where news media are calling this ‘the worst East-West crisis since the cold war’.

Reported by Luis West

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