November 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Ottawa, Canada – A spokesman for the Russian diplomatic mission in Ottawa, Kirill Kalinin, told TASS that Moscow will retaliate to the new sanctions placed on Russian individuals by Canada.
“Canada’s decision on extending anti-Russian sanctions under a false pretext of a hypocritical protection of human rights is absolutely senseless and reprehensible,” the diplomat said.
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By taking these steps, Ottawa “is isolating itself from one of the key global powers” and “pushes Canada’s foreign policy back to the narrow black and white worldview, incompatible with modern geopolitics,” he stressed.
“At the moment, dozens of Canadians have been banned from entering Russia. This is not our choice, but in case of new sanctions our response will be unchanged and reciprocal in terms of amount and quality,” the diplomat said.
It was earlier reported by FRN that Canada’s government imposed sanctions on 30 Russian citizens under the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, which is also known as the Sergei Magnitsky Act.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.