Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko (left) met Monday, March 17, 2014, with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
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Canada’s PM Harper condemns ‘unilateral’ actions of ‘Putin regime’


Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced more economic sanctions against Russia on Monday (March 17) during a meeting with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko in Ottawa, and condemned the “illegal, dangerous, unilateral actions of the Putin regime in the Crimea”.

On Sunday, the Prime Minister had called the referendum in Crimea “illegitimate”.

On Monday, the Canadian government also announced it was “imposing economic sanctions against the following Ukrainian and Russian officials who bear political responsibility for the crisis” and listed seven Russian officials, including Sergey Yur’yevich Glaz’yev, Presidential Adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin. and three Ukrainian officials, including Serhiy Valeriyovich Aksyonov, Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.


More information:
Canadian Press – Harper ups sanctions against Russia, talks with Ukrainian ambassador – here
Government of Canada – Sanctions list (March 17) – here

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