Canada announces new sanctions against Russia targeting disinformation

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie on Friday announced new sanctions against Russian agents and organizations, focusing on those involved in Russia’s disinformation efforts.

Canada has sanctioned 29 agents and 15 entities owned or controlled by the Russian government involved in the dissemination of Russian propaganda in connection with the war in Ukraine, Global Affairs said in a press release.

Among those sanctioned is Sumbatovich Gasparyan, head of the international department of the Russian-funded channel RT TV.

Angelina Jolie made the announcement while attending the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

“The Russian propaganda machine must respond to its lies. Canada is committed to countering misinformation where and when it exists. »

“Today, we explain to those who incite fraud: they will be held responsible. Canada supports Ukraine. »

Canada imposed sanctions on more than 1,600 Russian agents or entities in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Punishment Prohibiting Canadian citizens from any property doing business with them, providing them with goods or providing them with financial services, among other things.

The government also announced that imports of certain gold products from Russia were now banned.

Products include raw gold, semi-finished gold, powdered gold, cash gold and gold jewelry.

The statement highlighted other attempts by the Canadian government to counter Kremlin propaganda, including a website Focus on countering the false accusations made by Russia regarding the war in Ukraine.

“Canada will continue to use this platform to highlight how the Russian regime is using lies to justify its illegal, unwarranted and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine,” the press release read.

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