Canada announces new sanctions against Russia

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a meeting during the G7 Leaders' Summit in Hiroshima, western Japan on May 19, 2023. On the same day, Canada announced new sanctions against Russia. (PHOTO / AP)

OTTAWA – Canada announced new sanctions against Russia on Friday.

According to a news release on the prime minister's website, Canada is imposing new sanctions on 17 individuals and 18 entities linked to Russian companies that provide military technology and know-how to Russia's armed forces, family members of listed persons, and members of the Kremlin elite.

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The news release said other sanctions on 30 individuals and 8 entities are involved in human rights violations.

Since 2014, Canada has imposed sanctions on more than 2,500 individuals and entities in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Many of these sanctions have been undertaken in coordination with Canada's allies and partners.