The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday (14) that 100 Canadians have been added to the list of people banned from entering the country in response to sanctions against Russia by Canada.
In addition to the 60-year-old comedian jim carreywere also denied entry to the author Margaret Atwoodthe journalists Paul Workerfrom CTV, and Margaret Evansof Radio Canada, Caroline Xavier, Director of the Communications Security Center, Amy Knighta well-known KGB historian, and several Ukrainian Canadians.
Moscow accuses them of “direct participation in the formation of an aggressive anti-Russian policy“, according to the press release.
The decision was made in response to “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s regime’s practice of imposing sanctions on Russia’s leaders, its politicians, its parliamentarians […]journalists and cultural figures,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine on February 24, Canada has imposed sanctions on more than 1,400 individuals and entities in Russia and Belarus.
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