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    Western Sanctions Against Russia (737)

    Moscow is disappointed at Ottawa's decision to extend anti-Russia "black lists" over the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On March 18, Ottawa expanded sanctions against Russia, adding that they should not be lifted until Russia fully implemented commitments under the Minsk agreements on the settlement of Ukraine's conflict.

    "[We] have accepted with disappointment Canada's decision to extend anti-Russia 'black lists' in the context of the Ukrainian events. Contrary to the statements of new [Canadian] government of [Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau about the intention to cooperate in the international field, Ottawa continued to escalate tensions," the statement reads.

    It added that the Canadian government had a chance to overcome the deadlock in the bilateral relations with Russia, dropped this option, so the ministry would take it into consideration and respond with its own countermeasures.

    Western Sanctions Against Russia (737)


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