Ottawa imposes sanctions against 16 more Russian "entities"

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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  1. clint posted on 05/04/2014 03:35 PM
    "Canada has also said it will send six CF-18 fighter-bombers to join a NATO air police mission."
    Wow....the whole air-force is going
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