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Canada should extend sanctions against Russia, - Parliament

Standing Committee of the National Defence recommends the government increase sanctions pressure on certain individuals involved in Russian aggression in Ukraine
08:47, 14 December 2017

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Canada needs to extend the sanction list, adding to it more Russian and pro-Russian individuals, responsible for the armed aggression against Ukraine. This is mentioned in the ‘Canada’s support to Ukraine in crisis and armed conflict’, the report prepared and released by the Standing Committee of the National Defence.

‘We recommend that the Canadian government extend the sanctions, including the use of Magnitsky act, by applying them against those responsible for the armed conflict in Ukraine,’ the document reads. The Committee also urged the government to work with the allies, including the NATO, in order to support and reinforce the sanction regimes against Russian operatives.

‘The main purpose of these sanctions is to put pressure on Russia because of its aggression in Ukraine, and to encourage Russia to find a peaceful solution to its conflict with Ukraine. With its latest round of sanctions, which were announced on 3 November 2017, Canada imposed sanctions on 30 Russians for human rights violations under the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)’, the document says.

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