Toronto (Canada), ap. 11 (EFE) .- In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Canada today imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia, this time affecting 33 companies in the defense sector that supported the Russian military.
Permitted companies include NPP Istok, a manufacturer of electronic components for aerospace and military equipment, the Central Institute for Automation and Hydraulics Research, and Avargard JSC, part of the Rostec Group. Rockets.
The Canadian government said in a statement: “These companies have provided direct or indirect support to the Russian military, and are therefore complicit in the pain and suffering caused by Vladimir Putin’s meaningless war in Ukraine.”
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said the new round of sanctions showed Canada’s support for Ukraine and that Ottawa would continue to support Ukrainians “fighting for their independence.”
He also demanded that the perpetrators of the Jolly atrocities be held accountable for their crimes.
Canada has said it will use all the tools at its disposal to ensure an investigation into international law violations in Ukraine.
Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, Canada has imposed sanctions on more than 1,100 individuals and companies. Since the occupation of Ukraine by Russian troops on February 24, Canadian sanctions have affected about 700 individuals and companies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
In addition, Canada has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Russia in Ukraine. EFE
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