Ottawa says it is imposing economic sanctions on 16 more Russian ``entities'' over that country's actions in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement Sunday saying Russia's ``illegal occupation of Ukraine and provocative military activity'' remains a serious concern.
Harper says the latest measures should increase the economic pressure on Russia and ``those responsible for the crisis in Ukraine.''
In the last couple of months, the Harper government has imposed a number of political and economic sanctions against senior officials and some institutions in Russia and Ukraine.
Ottawa has expelled a Russian diplomat, co-sponsored a UN resolution on the crisis and earmarked $220 million to help stabilize the Ukrainian economy.
Canada has also said it will send six CF-18 fighter-bombers to join a NATO air police mission.
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