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Ottawa, December 19, 2014 media release

P130528_l94iu_rci-stephen-harper-caucus_sn635rime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against 20 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and new export restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil exploration and extractive sector:

“Since the onset of the conflict, the Putin regime has continuously violated the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

“Canada will not accept the illegal occupation of Crimea and persistent, provocative military activity in eastern Ukraine.  As such, we are once again announcing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against Russian and Ukrainian individuals. We are also imposing new restrictions on the export of technology used in Russia’s oil exploration and extractive sector and further defining existing debt and equity financing prohibitions.

“The sanctions we have taken to date, in close collaboration with our allies and partners, are putting real economic pressure on Russia to cease militarism in Ukrainian territory.

“Canada will stand in steadfast support of the Ukrainian people as they continue to struggle for peace and freedom against the Putin regime. We stand ready to take further proposed measures with our allies and partners if required.

Backgrounder

Expanded Sanctions List

Canada is imposing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against the following Russian and Ukrainian individuals:

Russian

–  Leonid Ivanovich Kalashnikov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the State Duma.

–  Igor Vladimirovich Lebedev, Deputy Speaker, State Duma.

–  Oleg Vladimirovich Lebedev, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Relations with CIS Countries.

–  Nikolai Vladimirovich Levichev, Deputy Speaker, State Duma.

–  Ivan Ivanovich Melnikov, First Deputy Speaker, State Duma.

–  Vladimir Stepanovich Nikitin, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Relations with CIS Countries.

–  Andrei Nikolaevich Rodkin, Moscow representative of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

–  Vladimir Abdualiyevich Vasilyev, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma.

–  Viktor Petrovich Vodolatsky, Chairman of the Union of the Russian and Foreign Cossack Forces, and Deputy of the State Duma.

–  Yuri Leonidovich Vorobyov, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

–   Svetlana Sergeevna Zhurova, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, State Duma.

Ukrainian

– Oleh Bereza, so-called “Internal Affairs Minister” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

–  Oleksandr Karaman, so-called “Deputy Prime Minister for Social Issues” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

–  Volodimir Kononov (a.k.a. “Tsar”), so-called “Defence Minister” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

–  Georgiy L’vovich Muradov, so-called “Deputy Prime Minister” of Crimea and Plenipotentiary Representative of Crimea to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

–  Andriy Yurevich Pinchuk, so-called “State Security Minister” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

–  Miroslav Vladimirovich Rudenko, a Commander of the Donbass People’s Militia.

–  Mikhail Sergeyevich Sheremet, so-called “First Deputy Prime Minister” of Crimea.

–  Gennadiy Nikolaiovych Tsypkalov, so-called “Prime Minister” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic.”

–   Olexandr Zakharchenko, so-called “Prime Minister” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

Restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil exploration and extractive sector

Canada, along with its allies, is committed to putting pressure on the Russian economy with a view to pressing the Putin regime to cease undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

To this end, on December 19, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada will introduce restrictions on the export of technology in relation to Arctic, deep water and shale oil explorations and extraction to Russia. These actions complement similar measures being undertaken by the European Union and the United States.

The new Canadian export restrictions, which will be applied under Canada’s Special Economic Measures Act,prohibit the export, sale, supply or shipment of a specified list of goods to Russia, or any person in Russia, for use in the following: (a) deep water oil exploration and production; (b) Arctic oil exploration and production; or (c) shale oil exploration and production. These restrictions will also prohibit the provision to Russia, or any person in Russia, financial, technical or other services related to the prohibited goods.

The export restrictions will apply to the following items:

  1. Seamless stainless steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines;
  2. Seamless iron or steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, other than line pipe made of stainless steel or cast iron;
  3. Seamless iron or steel drill pipe of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, other than drill pipe made of cast iron;
  4. Seamless iron or steel tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, other than tubing made of cast iron;
  5. Iron or steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines that has circular cross-sections and an external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm;
  6. Iron or steel casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas that has circular cross-sections and an external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm;
  7. Welded iron or steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines that has an external diameter not exceeding 406.4 mm, other than line pipe made of cast iron;
  8. Welded casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas that has an external diameter not exceeding 406.4 mm and is made of flat-rolled steel or iron products, other than casing and tubing made of cast iron;
  9. Interchangeable rock-drilling or earth-boring tools that have working parts made of sintered metal carbides, cermets, diamond or agglomerated diamond;
  10. Power-driven reciprocating positive displacement pumps for liquids, other than pumps with measuring devices, concrete pumps and fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines;
  11. Power-driven rotary positive displacement pumps for liquids, other than pumps with measuring devices and fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines;
  12. Liquid elevators and their parts, other than pumps;
  13. Non-hydraulic or non-self-propelled boring or sinking machinery, and their parts, for boring earth or extracting minerals or ores, other than tunnelling machinery and hand-operated tools;
  14. Parts for lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery;
  15. Parts for

(a) derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames and other lifting machinery;

(b) self-propelled bulldozers, scrapers, graders, levellers, shovel loaders and tamping machines; and,

(c) other moving, grading, scraping, levelling, excavating and extracting machinery;

  1. Parts for hydraulic or self-propelled boring or sinking machinery;
  2. Mobile drilling derricks;
  3. Floating or submersible drilling or production platforms;
  4. Fire-floats, lightships and floating docks or cranes, other than dredgers.
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