Get some: Canada imposes fresh sanctions on 15 Crimean collaborators
Politics11:58 Nov. 29, 2016
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Canada imposes fresh sanctions on 15 Crimean collaborators

Canada does not recognise the legitimacy of illegally elected parliamentarians from Crimea

Canadian authorities introduced new sanctions on Crimeans, the country's Global Office reports on Monday

15 additional persons were included in the sanctions list, including six members of Russia's State Duma from Crimea, who are subject to an asset freeze and dealings prohibition, the ministry informs. Fresh restrictions were imposed in order to maintain the necessary pressure on Russia until it fully complies with its international obligations with respect to Ukraine, the statement says. 

Also, the Canadian government does not recognise the legitimacy or the outcome of September 18 parliamentary elections held in the occupied Crimean peninsula, as it has never recognised Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

Read also EU Commission "sees no argument" for lifting anti-Russian sanctions

"In the face of ongoing Russian military aggression and illegal occupation, Canada has taken a number of steps to support the Ukrainian people as they work to restore political and economic stability, including imposing sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis. Today's announcement of additional sanctions underscores Canada's unwavering commitment to the sovereignty of Ukraine," Canada's Minister of Foreign AffairsStéphane Dion is quoted as saying. 

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