Toronto (Canada), March 15 (EFE) .- Canada on Tuesday announced a new round of sanctions against 15 senior Russian officers and military personnel for invading Ukraine, the same day Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky will address a virtual address. Canadian Parliament.
Among the 15 names included in the list of sanctions are Dmitry Grigorenko, Vice President of the Government of the Russian Federation; Igor Osipov, Admiral in charge of the Black Sea Navy; Nikolai Yevmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy; And Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Canada believes the sentence against officials who “allowed” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will put more pressure on Russia to “retreat.”
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said in a statement that the North American nation would not give up its support for Ukraine and its population, and that they could, as Putin decided to launch an “illegal and unjust invasion”. Put an immediate end to the conflict.
“Canada will not hesitate to take further action if the Russian leadership does not back down,” Jolie warned.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukrainian territory Crimea in 2014, Canada has authorized more than 900 Russian and Belarusian individuals and companies since Moscow’s forces began invading Ukraine on February 24.
The new round of restrictions comes just hours before Gelensky’s speech via video conference at a special session of the Canadian parliament to ask for more help from the West.
Canada, home to about 1.5 million people of Ukrainian descent, has been one of the main allies of the Ukrainian authorities since the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian government after the 2014 revolution. EFE
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