The foreign Ministry of Canada has announced that it will not lift sanctions against Russia
Chrystia Freeland said that Canada does not intend to lift sanctions against the Russian Federation.
Canada does not intend to lift sanctions against Russia, imposed for violation of international law in Ukraine, said in a broadcast on CBC radio the Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland.
“We will not consider the lifting of sanctions,” said Freeland.
She added that she supported the introduction of sanctions against Russia, while in opposition. “The sanctions were imposed by the previous government, but with powerful support from us in the opposition in response to the blatant violation by Russia of international law during the invasion and annexation of Crimea and war against Ukraine in the Donbas. So these sanctions are not just,” said the foreign Minister of Canada.
As reported, a canadian of Ukrainian descent Chrystia Freeland was appointed Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada. Its predecessor – Stephane Dion has decided to end his 21-year political career.
Before entering politics Chrystia Freeland worked as a journalist for a long time covering the events in Ukraine and Russia for the world’s leading media. With 2015, the year to January 2017 has held the position of Minister of international trade at Federal government of Canada.