Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada announcing additional sanctions

Toronto, Ontario
28 April 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing that Canada has imposed economic sanctions against nine additional Russians and two Russian banks. Travel bans are also being imposed on the nine individuals.

“Our Government has been very clear that any further intimidation or actions to de-stabilize the Ukrainian government will result in consequences.

“The illegal occupation of Ukraine continues and Russia's military aggression persists. That is why we are imposing sanctions against an additional nine individuals and two entities today.

“Until Russia clearly demonstrates its respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Canada will continue to work with its allies and like-minded countries to apply pressure that will further isolate Russia economically and politically.”