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Russia fires back at ‘illegal’ and ‘futile’ Canadian sanctions


Russia’s embassy in Canada lashed out Wednesday at new Canadian sanctions against six Russian officials in Crimea over their involvement in the September 2019 local elections in the Russian-controlled Black Sea peninsula that was part of Ukraine before Moscow annexed it in 2014.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Phillippe Champagne said Wednesday the new sanctions, imposed in concert with the U.S. and the EU, showed Canada’s “unwavering” support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“Today’s sanctions demonstrate that Canada and its allies stand united in their condemnation of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the illegitimate elections held there last fall and that Canada …read more

Source:: Radio Canada International

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