Russia's support for the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, which carried out a chemical attack against its own people, is forcing the international community to tighten sanctions against the Kremlin. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, reports Ukrinform.
“Russia should be made aware of its responsibility for the bloody actions of the Assad regime last week. Therefore, we are always open for the cooperation with our friends, allies and partners to send Russia a message through sanctions and other measures,” Trudeau said.
“Countries that supported the Assad regime, bear part of the responsibility for chemical attacks on civilians,” according to him.
“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has compromised himself and can no longer be part of the political solution to the crisis in the country,” he added.
“Undoubtedly, those who are guilty of committing such war crimes against civilians - and Assad and his regime are guilty of this - should be held accountable, and we need to move as quickly as possible to establishing stability and peace in Syria, where there is no place for Assad,” the Prime Minister said.
Earlier it was reported that Ottawa expressed concern over the violation of human rights in the Russian-occupied Crimea. The government of Canada issued a statement urging the international community to put pressure on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. The document, loosely based on yesterday's statement by Canadian Foreign Minister Christine Freeland, was released on March 16.