Canada announced that it would impose sanctions on Russia, along with the United States and other Western allies, in response to military activity in Ukraine.
Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Robert Rae said on Wednesday, 23, that his country would extend its “strong response” to Russia if it decided to continue military escalation on Ukrainian territory. At the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), Rae said that for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the current issue is not the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but the existence of Ukraine.
“Ukraine is not a fault, it is a sovereign country,” he said, “strongly” condemning support for Russia and the recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the Donbass. “We’re not asking for any help. When we ask for military de-escalation and dialogue, we ask what the state should do, and that is the challenge.” Rae emphasized that no UN member state would help him other than following international rules and laws.
Yesterday, Canada announced that it would impose sanctions on Russia, along with the United States and other Western allies, in response to military activity in Ukraine. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the country would also increase its military presence in the region, with another 460 troops joining the NATO effort. The measures target Russia’s state-linked creditors and bar Canadian investors from buying bonds that trade in Russia’s sovereign debt. Members of the Duma, the legislative body in the Russian Federation, are also subject to restrictions
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