Canada imposes fresh sanctions against Russia

Stephen Harper imposes 16 new sanctions on Russian entities over “illegal occupation of Ukraine”

Ottawa says it is imposing economic sanctions on 16 more Russian “entities” over that country’s actions in Ukraine.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement Sunday saying Russia’s “illegal occupation of Ukraine and provocative military activity” remains a serious concern.

Harper says the latest measures should increase the economic pressure on Russia and “those responsible for the crisis in Ukraine.”

In the last couple of months, the Harper government has imposed a number of political and economic sanctions against senior officials and some institutions in Russia and Ukraine.

Ottawa has expelled a Russian diplomat, co-sponsored a UN resolution on the crisis and earmarked $220 million to help stabilize the Ukrainian economy.

Canada has also said it will send six CF-18 fighter-bombers to join a NATO air police mission.

“We remain committed to working with our allies to preserve and promote a free, democratic and peaceful world, and will take further actions if Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity continues to be threatened,” Harper said.




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Canada imposes fresh sanctions against Russia

  1. * aka ‘Harper The Hopeless*

  2. Mr Harper you do NOT have my permission for you to trash my countries reputation in the pursuit of your personal agenda of supporting neo-con world policy.

    The correct response to this horrible situation is “how can we help?” arbitrators? communication assistance? What can we do to assist BOTH sides to resolve this issue?

    Not act like some redneck hillbilly and start threatening whoever you are told is the bad guy by the the military-industrial complex who are rubbing their hands together and starting to slobber and drool over profit projections.

  3. Mr Harper you do NOT have my permission for you to trash my countries reputation in the pursuit of your personal agenda of supporting neo-con world policy.

    The correct response to this horrible situation is “how can we help?” arbitrators? communication assistance? What can we do to assist BOTH sides to resolve this issue?

    Not act like some redneck hillbilly and start threatening whoever you are told is the bad guy by the the military-industrial complex who are rubbing their hands together and starting to slobber and drool over profit projections.

  4. And I suppose if our PM did nothing, then you would claim eternal embarrassment.

    • The choice is not between WWIII or doing nothing.

      Canada has always worked for solutions. We are the Peacemakers of the world.

      PM Pesto is doing his best to get us into war.

      ‘It’s always better to jaw-jaw than war-war.’ Winston Churchill

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