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Canada sanctions 10 more people in Russia over war with Ukraine ahead of anniversary

By The Canadian Press on February 23, 2024.

Canada is sanctioning 10 more people and 153 new Russian entities as the invasion in Ukraine is set to pass the second year mark this weekend. Firefighters extinguish a fire after a Russian attack on residential neighborhood in Kharkiv, Ukraine Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrii Marienko

OTTAWA – Canada is adding 10 people and 153 entities to its sanctions list, with Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine set to pass the second-year mark this weekend.

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced the new sanctions against Russia in co-ordination with the United States and the United Kingdom this morning.

Earlier today, the U.S. announced sanctions targeting more than 500 people and entities and the U.K. added 50 to its own list.

Russia launched its military invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine says it has verified that more than 10,500 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and nearly 20,000 injured in the conflict.

Those Canada is sanctioning include a longtime aide to President Vladimir Putin as well as businessmen involved in industries like rail, construction and IT.

Canada and its allies are trying to damage Russia’s ability to continue waging war by sanctioning entities that provide the Russian military with goods and services.

Canada is also expanding the language of its ban on exports of goods to manufacture weapons to specifically bar the export of explosives and detonators used in the mining and construction industry.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2024.

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