Russia-Ukraine War: Canada targets ‘close associates’ of Russia, Belarus with new sanctions
Russia-Ukraine War: It’s been over a month and the war between Russia and Ukraine doesn’t seem to cool down. Canada is set to “punish” the “close associates” of Russia and Belarus with new sanctions.
Canada’s new sanctions will be imposed on nine Russians and nine Belarusians for “having facilitated and enabled violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence,” the government said on Monday (April 4).
“These individuals are close associates of the Russian and Belarusian regimes,” the government said in a statement.
“Adding to several actions taken by Canada to support Ukraine and its people, these measures demonstrate that Canada will not relent in holding (Russian President) Vladimir Putin and his enablers accountable for their egregious and illegal actions,” it added.
Meanwhile, the identification of those who have been sanctioned was not ascertained. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “military operation” in Ukraine, Canada and its allies have imposed several sanctions on Russia and its allies.
The latest sanctions come as the world leaders slam Russia following the discovery of ‘civilian bodies’ in the suburbs of Kyiv, especially Bucha.
The Canadian government has cited the ‘Bucha development’ in its latest sanctions, calling it “abhorrent.”
“Canada will not stand by as the senseless murder of innocent civilians by Russian forces in Ukraine continues. We will not spare any effort to ensure that violations of international law in Ukraine are investigated and that perpetrators are held to account,” the government said.