Canada also added 23 Russians to its sanctions list
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BADUNG – Canada has decided to provide Ukraine with an additional US$500 million in military aid. Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau of Bali participating in the G20 summit also announced the addition of 23 Russians to its sanctions list.
“This additional military assistance will support Ukraine as it courageously continues to fight Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion, while these new sanctions will put additional pressure on those who support this act of war,” Trudeau said in a statement. communicated. /11/2022).
The federal government said the $500 million in aid would go to the military, surveillance, communications equipment, fuel and medical supplies. Canadian National Defense Minister Anita Anand said the money was part of more than $1 billion in military aid Canada has provided Ukraine for military equipment as well as training of Ukrainian troops.
“The Ukrainian military has made tremendous progress in reclaiming land and Canadian military contributions have been an integral part of their counteroffensive to date,” Anand said in a statement.
“The $500 million in new military assistance announced today will ensure that we continue to respond to Ukraine’s military momentum with the military assistance it needs to fight and win,” he continued. .
The Prime Minister’s Office said that so far Canada has provided $3.4 billion in aid to Ukraine since February. Meanwhile, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said the sanctions target those responsible for persecuting Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza. Kara-Murza was imprisoned and accused of spreading misinformation about the Russian military.
The 23 people added to the sanctions list are members of the Russian judiciary and security apparatus. According to the prime minister’s office, he was directly implicated in systematic human rights abuses against Russian opposition leaders. More than 1,400 Russian individuals and entities have now been sanctioned by Canada since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
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