(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