The Russian Foreign Ministry has added 200 Canadian citizens to the sanctions list in response to personal sanctions against Russian individuals, reported on the website of the department. The statement said that the list includes “high-ranking officials, retired and current parliamentarians, law enforcement officers, representatives of expert circles” who support Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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In particular, the Ministry of Agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibo, Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson and Prime Minister of the Canadian province of British Columbia David Iby were under investigation.
Earlier December 5 Canada introduced support against Russia, Iran and Myanmar “for violating human rights”. The definition includes 33 former high-ranking officials and 6 organizations that, according to the Canadian authorities, are involved in “systematic human rights violations” against Russians who opposed “special operations”*. Names and named agency did not result. There have been protests in Iran in recent months following 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by the vice police for wearing the wrong hijab. In Myanmar, a coup took place in 2021, as a result of which citizens came to power.
*According to the requirements of Roskomnadzor, when producing materials for use in production in Ukraine, all Russian media are required to use materials only from conventional sources of the Russian Federation. We cannot publish materials during which an operation called “attack”, “invasion”, or “declaration of war” is carried out, unless it is a direct quote (Article 57 of the Federal Law on the Media). In case of violation of the requirements, the media may be fined 5 million rubles, and the blocking of the publication may also be continued.