Canada imposes sanctions against 14 more people over Ukraine
Canada has announced economic sanctions and travel bans against 14 more individuals who bear responsibility for the crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper said in a statement issued on July 11.
"Today, we are announcing economic sanctions and travel bans against 14 additional individuals who have taken violent action aimed at undermining Ukrainian sovereignty and violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity," Harper said.
In his words, Russia's illegal occupation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and provocative military activity remains a serious concern to Canada and the international community.
"Canada supports President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan and we will continue to apply pressure against Russia with our allies and partners. We continue to closely monitor the situation and we are ready for further actions if necessary,” the statement reads.
BBC reported quoting Harper that the list includes among others Deputy Defense Minister of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Fedir Berezin, Defense Minister of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic Ihor Plotnytsky and the head of the Union of Orthodox Citizens of the so-called Novorossiya (which translates as New Russia) Valeriy Kaurov.