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Federal government announces new sanctions against Russia
Canada's Foreign Minister says Russia played an integral part in pro-Russian rebels shooting down a civilian jetliner
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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (file photo)
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The Canadian government is adding more sanctions to Russia in the wake of a Malasian airliner going down in eastern Ukraine.

It is expected that European nations will follow suit.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned the actions of the pro-Russian rebel forces that shot down the civilian plane last week.

"The Kremlin may not have pulled the trigger but it certainly loaded the gun and put it in the murderer's hand," he says.

In a written statement, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said, "since the onset of this crisis, Canada has imposed sanctions against 110 individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine. The outrageous and criminal act of shooting down a civilian airliner last week is a direct product of Russia's military aggression and illegal occupation of Ukraine, and demonstrates the need for the international community to continue applying pressure on the Putin regime."

Canada's sanctions are aimed at putting the pinch on Russia's economy and some of the country's most powerful companies.

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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (file photo)
Photo: CTV News

The Canadian government is adding more sanctions to Russia in the wake of a Malasian airliner going down in eastern Ukraine.

It is expected that European nations will follow suit.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned the actions of the pro-Russian rebel forces that shot down the civilian plane last week.

"The Kremlin may not have pulled the trigger but it certainly loaded the gun and put it in the murderer's hand," he says.

In a written statement, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said, "since the onset of this crisis, Canada has imposed sanctions against 110 individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine. The outrageous and criminal act of shooting down a civilian airliner last week is a direct product of Russia's military aggression and illegal occupation of Ukraine, and demonstrates the need for the international community to continue applying pressure on the Putin regime."

Canada's sanctions are aimed at putting the pinch on Russia's economy and some of the country's most powerful companies.

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