After Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, Canada, which included many officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the sanction list, responded from Russia. In a written statement made by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that 313 people, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand, were placed on the sanctions list.
“This step was taken in response to the extreme hostility of the current Canadian regime, which is imperative and has tested our patience for so long. “Whether it’s attacks on Russian diplomatic missions, the closure of airspace, or the de facto severing of bilateral economic ties to the detriment of Canada, it will inevitably receive a determined response.”
While listing the names of Canadian lawmakers and officials included in the sanctions list on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the said persons were banned from entering Russia.
Canada sanctioned 15 Russian officials
Before the address of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Canadian parliament, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly stated that Russia has imposed sanctions on 15 more Russian officials for its attacks on Ukraine.
“President Putin has chosen to advance his illegal and unjust invasion. He can also choose to end it by immediately ending the senseless violence and withdrawing his forces. Canada will not hesitate to take further steps if the Russian leadership does not change course,” Joly said.
Russia sanctions Biden and Blinken
Russia also imposed sanctions on 13 US diplomats, including US President Joe Biden and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in response to US sanctions, and stated that these people were banned from entering Russia.
US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, US Chief of Staff Mark Milley, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, CIA Director William Burns, White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki, US on the sanctions list published on the official website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Daleep Singh, Deputy Economic Advisor to the National Security Council, Samantha Jane Power, Director of the US Development Agency, Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo, and President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank Reta Jo Lewis featured.
It was stated that the list of sanctions in question would be expanded by including US deputies, ministers, soldiers, businessmen and anti-Russian journalists.