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Canada has no plans to consider lifting sanctions against Russia

Chrystia Freeland

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OTTAWA, January 14. /Offset. TASS Daniel Studnev/. The government of Canada has no plans to consider lifting sanctions against Russia, imposed by Ottawa in 2014. About this on air of the TV channel CBC said Friday the head of the canadian Ministry of foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland.

“We will not examine (question) the lifting of sanctions,” she said. Freeland recalled that restrictive measures were introduced by the previous government of Canada led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in response to the reunification of Crimea and Russia and the subsequent conflict in Eastern Ukraine. “The sanctions imposed for this reason,” added the Minister.

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Freeland, which is in a reciprocal sanctions list of Moscow, reported that it did not stop her to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the recent APEC summit in Peru . “I talked to the main man in Russia recently. We spoke in Russian and quite long,” she said.

Officially, the press service of the Kremlin announced about this conversation. However, it is known that during major international summits, many representatives of foreign countries seek to take the opportunity to talk with President Putin in a bilateral format.

Freeland was appointed Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada 10 Jan. She has Ukrainian roots on the maternal side. She is known for her tough anti-Russian stance in connection with the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and the conflict in the Donbass. In 2014, the policies were prepared in Moscow in response to similar actions of Ottawa the list of the canadian officials who are banned entry to Russia.

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