Ukraine news: Trudeau announces new Russian sanctions at G7

Hiroshima, Japan –

Canada announced new sanctions against Russia as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the G7 summit in Hiroshima.

In brief remarks to the media on Friday, the prime minister said the more than 70 new sanctions were aimed at those who support Russia’s illegal military actions and are complicit in human rights abuses. .

He said Canada will continue to support Ukraine and the international rules-based order.

The prime minister’s office said the sanctions would target “17 individuals and 18 entities associated with Russian companies that provide military technology and know-how to the Russian armed forces, families of listed companies, and the Kremlin’s elite.”

The sanctions also apply to 30 individuals and eight entities “implicated in ongoing human rights abuses by Russia, including the transfer and custody of Ukrainian children in Russia.”

In March, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Commissioner for the Rights of the Child Maria Libowa Belova for kidnapping a child from Ukraine.

Other G7 countries are also expected to announce their own sanctions against Russia, especially as summits are held to discuss geopolitical tensions with China and Russia.

This report by the Canadian Press Agency was first published on May 19, 2023.

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