Canada Hits Russian Federation Council with Economic Sanctions for Permitting Violations of Ukraine’s Sovereignty

Canada has imposed economic sanctions on 160 individual members of the Russian Federation Council for “facilitating and enabling violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity”, Prime Minister says Minister Justin Trudeau.

the new penaltiesunder the federal SSpecial Economic Measures (Russia) Regulationsagainst 160 appointed members of the upper house of the Russian Parliament are effective on March 24.

The Prime Minister also signaled that new sanctions will be unveiled “in the coming days”, creating new bans under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to prohibit the export of certain goods and technologies to Russia, “with the aim of undermining and eroding the capabilities of the Russian military”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

the List of restricted goods and technologies ban the export of a wide range of items to Russia, including electronics, computers, telecommunications, sensors and lasers, navigation and avionics, marine, aerospace and transportation, a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

So far, according to the Canadian government, 717 Russian individuals and 136 entities have been targeted under these regulations, while another 41 individuals and 25 entities are subject to sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations.

Among those subject to sanctions including asset freezes and transaction bans are Russian President Vladimir Putin and ministers responsible for the portfolios of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, Defense Sergei Shoigu, Finance Anton Siluanov, Judge Konstantin Chuychenko and entities from the defense and financial sectors.

The Prime Minister announced Canada’s latest sanctions against Russia on March 24, after concluding a trip to Brussels where he addressed the European Parliament and attended an extraordinary NATO summit, as well as a meeting of G7 Heads of State and Government, prompted by Russia’s continued illegal war. against Ukraine, which started on February 24.

The Prime Minister also announced that the remaining $50 million of Canada’s $100 million contribution for humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and neighboring countries, including Moldova, will go to the World Food Program, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Canadian Red Cross Fund and People in Need to provide “immediate assistance where it is most needed”. In addition, $4.8 million goes to UNESCO to protect Ukraine’s cultural and heritage sites.

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