CANADA SANCTIONS RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICERS OVER ATROCITIES

Aug 02, 2022

By Steve Kee

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The Canadian government today  imposed sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers whose troops are accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians.

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced the new sanctions against 43 Russians as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues nearly six months after it began.

Canada is also adding 17 Russian companies and entities to its sanctions list for supporting the invasion of Ukraine.

Most of the individuals added to the list are Russian military officers sanctioned by the European Union in June for their troops’ actions in Bucha.

The International Criminal Court is investigating alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by Russian troops, who withdrew from the area in March.

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