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Canada Announcing Additional Sanctions Against Russia

February 17, 2015 – Ottawa

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing economic sanctions and travel bans against 37 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and economic sanctions against 17 Russian and Ukrainian entities:

“Our Government remains steadfast in its commitment to stand with the people of Ukraine in the face of the Putin regime’s ongoing military aggression, which has already cost the lives of more than 5,300 people.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, June 7, 2007. The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, June 7, 2007. The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand

“Canada’s position remains clear: we recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and will never recognize the illegal Russian occupation of any part of the country.

“In coordination with our EU and U.S. partners, Canada is once again intensifying its response to the situation by announcing further sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities.

“These measures are enacted as a response to a series of escalated acts of aggression perpetrated by Russian-backed militants in recent weeks, including the indiscriminate attacks in and around the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on January 24.

“We are closely monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire agreement concluded in Minsk on February 12, and are prepared to take further action against Russia and Russian-backed insurgents should they fail fundamentally to implement the provisions of this accord.

“The collective sanctions imposed to date by Canada and its partners are putting real economic pressure on the Putin regime and its collaborators. The cost to Russia will continue to rise if it persists in its escalation of the conflict and refuses to allow a peaceful resolution.”

Backgrounder

EXPANDED SANCTIONS LIST

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

Individuals (Russian):

Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Defence

Sergey Chemezov, Chief Executive Officer of Rostec

Andrei Kartapolov, Director of the General Staff of the Armed Forces

Dmitry Kiselyov, prominent Russian journalist and known associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Iosif Kobzon, Member of the State Duma

Valery Kulikov, Rear Admiral in the Russian Navy

Aleksey Naumets, Major-General in the Russian Army

Alexander Nosatov, Rear Admiral in the Russian Navy

Valery Rashkin, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma

Igor Turchenyuk, Lieutenant General in the Russian Army

Alexander Zaldostanov, Leader of the Night Wolves Motorcycle Club

Individuals (Ukrainian):

Larisa Airapetyan, “Health Minister” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Eduard Basurin, “Deputy Commander” of the Ministry of Defence of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Olga Besedina, “Minister of Economic Development and Trade” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Oleg Bugrov, “Defence Minister” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Vladyslav Deynego, “Deputy Head” of the “People’s Council” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Pavel Dremov aka “Batya” aka “Kazak”, Commander of the “First Cossack Regiment”

Ekaterina Filippova, “Minister of Justice” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Sergey Ignatov, “Commander in Chief” of the “People’s Militia” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Zaur Ismailov, “Acting General Prosecutor” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Ravil Khalikov, “First Deputy Prime Minister”, and previously served as the “Prosecutor-General”, of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Ihor Kostenok, “Minister of Education” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Serhiy Kozyakov, “Director” of the “Luhansk Central Election Commission”

Lesya Lapteva, “Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Religion” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Sergey Litvin, “Deputy Chairman” of the “Council of Ministers” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Evgeny Manuilov, “Minister of Budget” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Yevgeniy Mikhaylov, “Head of the administration for governmental affairs” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Alexey Milchakov aka “Fritz” aka “Serbian”, Commander of the “Rusich” Unit

Dmitry Neklyudov, “Deputy minister of interior” of the so-called “Republic of Crimea”

Yevgeniy Orlov, Member of the “National Council” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Arseny Pavlov aka “Motorola”, Commander of the “Sparta Battalion”

Dmitry Semyonov, “Deputy Prime Minister for Finances” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Aleksandr Shubin, “Minister of Justice” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”

Yuriy Sivokonenko, Member of “Parliament” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Aleksandr Timofeev, “Minister of Budget” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Mikhail Tolstykh aka “Givi”, Commander of the “Somali Battalion”

Viktor Yatsenko, “Minister of Communications” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”

Entities (Russian):

Public Movement “Novorossiya”

Rosneft

Entities (Ukrainian):

Cossack National Guard

Donetsk Republic

Free Donbass

Kalmius Battalion

Luhansk Economic Union

Oplot

Peace to Luhansk Region

People’s Union

Prizrak Brigade

Profaktor, TOV

Smert aka Death Battalion

Somali Battalion

Sparta Battalion

The South-East Movement

Zarya Battalion

Source: http://pm.gc.ca

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