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Addressing Russian aggression

By Alexandra Chyczij       

Welcome as these sanctions against Russia are, however, they may have to be supplemented in future with even more draconian ones.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland last month announced sanctions against Russia in response to its attack on three Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea, in November 2018, and the capture and illegal imprisonment of 24 Ukrainian sailors. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Ottawa announced last month new sanctions against 114 individuals and 15 business concerns. It came in response to Russia’s attack on three Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea, in November 2018, and the capture and illegal imprisonment of 24 Ukrainian sailors. These sanctions are also intended to punish those who facilitated the illegal Russian occupation of Crimea and Russia’s ongoing invasion of eastern Ukraine. Many are Vlad’s friends.

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