To compel Russia to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, Canada has expanded sanctions on 14 companies and 5 individuals.
This was announced by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada stéphane Dion, reports UKRINFORM.
«This step supports a broad international effort to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine. On the one hand involving Russia and demonstrating our determination regarding sanctions, we strengthen our collective ability to bring them to justice,» said Dion.
According to him, the foreign Ministry preinstruction maintain the relations with Russia in a certain way.
«As agreed by the leaders of the group of seven, Canada believes that sanctions should not be lifted until Russia starts to fully implement its commitments made in Minsk», — said the foreign Minister of Canada.
At the same time, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Canada, stressed that sanctions are more effective when used alongside partners.
«Canada’s actions are consistent with the recent measures taken by the US and the EU. They are designed with the objective of maintaining the effectiveness of existing sanctions, underscore transatlantic unity in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, maintain pressure on Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements and a demonstration of our non-recognition policy of the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia,» said Dion.
In total, the assets freeze and the prohibition of commercial relations with the Canadians faced 14 new legal entities and 5 individuals, including four Crimean company (seaports Evpatoria, Feodosia and Yalta and Yalta film Studio), Deputy General Director for commercial issues of concern «Kalashnikov» Edward Joffe, a top Manager of the concern Alexander Omelchenko, «Izhevsk mechanical plant», JSC «Izhmash», «rosteh» and others.
We will note, recently the EU called on all UN countries to join the sanctions against Russia.
Canada imposed new sanctions to force Russia to implement the Minsk agreement and to return the Crimea. The list of the Yalta film Studio 19.03.2016