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January 29, 2020: Canada adds to Crimea sanctions

Canada imposes new sanctions on individuals involved in illegitimate elections in Crimea

January 29, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that Canada is imposing sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act on six individuals involved in the illegitimate elections held in Russian-occupied Crimea on September 8, 2019, in concert with the United States and the European Union.

Today’s coordinated action underscores the continued transatlantic unity in responding to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine and its violations of international law.

Quotes

“Canada’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is unwavering. 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 and the international community are ready to impose a cost for ignoring international law and the rules-based international order.”

– Hon. François-Phillippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs 

Quick facts

  • Since Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, Canada has sanctioned more than 430 individuals and entities, many in coordination with our allies. Canada’s sanctions impose asset freezes and dealings prohibitions.

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