UCC COMMENDS COORDINATED IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA BY UKRAINE’S ALLIES

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UCC COMMENDS COORDINATED IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA BY UKRAINE’S ALLIES

OTAWA – July 29, 2014 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcements by Canada, the United States and the states of the European Union on the imposition of additional sanctions against the Russian Federation. Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, made the following statement:  

On July 24th, 2014, we announced strengthened sanctions on arms manufacturers and energy and financial entities with significant links to the Russian Government.

In the wake of continued aggression by Russia, which includes the ongoing supply of logistical support and weapons systems to agents of the Putin regime in eastern Ukraine, Canada is announcing its intent to once again increase economic and political pressure, in the coming days, by imposing additional sanctions on the regime and those closest to it.

In doing so, we are moving in close coordination with our partners in the United States and Europe.

President Putin’s failure to end his support to armed rebel groups constitutes a very real threat to international peace and security. His actions represent an overt, direct threat to the Ukrainian people and its rightfully elected government.

Canada remains committed to working with our allies and partners in the international community to preserve and promote a free, democratic and peaceful world. We are ready to impose further sanctions if the Putin regime’s military aggression continues.”

“I commend the strong, coordinated response by the Government of Canada’s and our American and EU allies to Russia’s continued aggression against and support for terrorism in Ukraine,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. “The announcement of additional sanctions today is a clear signal to Russian President Putin that Russia’s direct assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the international community.”

 

For the statements by the EU click here:

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/144158.pdf

For the US statement, please click here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/29/statement-president-ukraine

The list of entities being sanctioned is here:

http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl2590.aspx


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