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    Spokesman Kirill Kalinin of the Russian Embassy in Ottawa said that Canada’s imposition of new sanctions against six Russian state Duma members who represent Crimea are “illegitimate and irrational” and will incur a commensurate response from Moscow.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Canada’s imposition of new sanctions against six Russian state Duma members who represent Crimea are “illegitimate and irrational” and will incur a commensurate response from Moscow, spokesman Kirill Kalinin of the Russian Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement.

    “It’s very disappointing that the Canadian government once again has trapped itself in a vicious circle of confrontational approach toward Russia,” the statement issued late Monday added. “This new wave of illegitimate and irrational sanctions will have a backlash effect, especially at a time when Russia-Canada relations were starting to thaw.”

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