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Canada puts 26 representatives of Donetsk, Luhansk republics on sanctions list

February 18, 2015, 8:15 UTC+3
Canada's sanctions list includes 37 individuals and 17 entities from Russia and Ukraine
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OTTAWA, February 18. /TASS/. 26 representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics are on Canada's new blacklist, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement published on his website.

On Tuesday, Canada announced new sanctions against Russia in relation to the situation in Ukraine. The list includes names of 37 individuals and 17 entities from Russia and Ukraine.

The list also includes LPR's representative at the Contact Group Vladislav Deinego and other officials of the self-proclaimed republics.

EU imposes new sanctions

On Monday, February 16, the EU published an extended blacklist of sanctioned individuals and entities. The number of sanctioned individuals has thus reached 151 citizens of Russia and Ukraine. The number of sanctioned companies now stands at 37.

Infographics Economical sanctions against Russia Economical sanctions against Russia
The USA, EU, Canada and Australia have introduced sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian crisis. Infographics by ITAR-TASS

Among them are Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin, singer Iosif Kobzon and State Duma deputy, head of the Moscow department of Russia’s Communist Party Valery Rashkin. The list also includes head of the main operational department of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces General Lieutenant Andrey Kartapolov. Fourteen representatives of DPR and LPR leadership, along with leaders of the self-defense forces in east Ukraine, made it on the extended blacklist as well. All blacklisted individuals are banned from entering the EU, and their financial assets in European banks are frozen.

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