Canada imposes sanctions on two of Putin’s daughters and their allies

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Canadian government has announced a new round of sanctions against individuals with ties to the Russian government. Among those sanctioned are the two daughters of Russian President Vladimir Cheese fries.

Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova, Putin’s adult daughter, were among 14 people added to Canada’s sanctions list. Similar sanctions have also been imposed by the United States and Britain against Putin’s allies and family.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a news conference in New Brunswick on Tuesday, April 20, 2022 that Canada will send heavy artillery to support Ukrainian troops. “We have been in close contact with President (Volodymyr) Zelensky from the beginning. We are very attentive to what they need most,” Trudeau said.

“Ukraine’s last request to Canada is for heavy artillery assistance, as this is the current phase of the war.”

Canada budgeted $500 million proposed earlier this month for military aid to Ukraine. Last week, Defense Minister Anita Anand said some of the aid would come from current stockpiles. The rest have yet to be purchased. Trudeau said details of the heavy artillery delivery would be released in the coming days.

On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden sat down with his allies, including Prime Minister Trudeau, to discuss the Russian-Ukrainian war. The United States will also hold Russia to account.

Russia attacked Ukraine on a large scale to control the industrial heartland in the east. Russia is stepping up its attacks on frontline cities hundreds of miles away.

Radio Canada | Reuters

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