The Canadian government expanded Monday a list of anti-Russia sanctions, adding three individuals and 14 legal entities.
"New sanctions have only added more negative to Russian and Canadian relations, which are not going through the best of times because of Ottawa in the first place, and, obviously, this unfriendly step will not go unanswered,” Lukashevich said.
Canada is among Western nations that introduced sanctions against Moscow in March 2014 following the legal Crimean reunification referendum with Russia.
In August 2014, Russia responded to Western sanctions by announcing a year-long ban on certain agricultural imports from those countries that imposed restrictions, including Canada.
Following the EU decision in late June to prolong the anti-Russia sanctions, Moscow prolonged its import ban for an additional year.