Canada expressed readiness to prolong sanctions against Russia because of the Kremlin's violations of the international law and the Russian invasion in Ukraine in 2014. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this during his meeting with Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukrinform news agency quoted the politician who said the following: "In our opinion, it is crucial that Russia really demonstrates positive actions. We will continue to stand with Ukraine firmly, including the sanctions against Russian officials. We will always be doing this, because we are friends of Ukraine".
He added he'd adjust the sanctions policy with the international partners.
"Of all the world's countries, we've got almost the longest list of sanctions against Russia, but we're doing this along with our international allies and partners, because we're very concerned about the actions of the Russian fleet against Ukraine", the Canadian Premier said.
He also condemned the Council of Europe's decision to bring back the Russian delegation to PACE. "We were disappointed with Russia's return to the Council of Europe, despite the fact that the Ukrainian sailors captured in the Sea of Azov were not returned", Trudeau concluded.