Klimkin comments on EU, U.S., Canada's sanctions against Russia

12:34, 16 March 2019
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"The solidarity and unity of our friends and partners are the key to the effectiveness of sanctions against the Russian Federation. Today, the civilized world has once again confirmed that Russia will not get away with aggression against Ukraine and violation of international law," he wrote on Twitter on March 15, commenting on the words of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the coordinated action of the United States, EU and Canada to impose sanctions in response to Russia's continued aggressive acts against Ukraine.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the European Council on March 15 added eight Russian officials to the list of those subject to restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

At the same time, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday, March 15, designated six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia's continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine, including in the Kerch Strait.

In turn, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland announced sanctions on 114 individuals and 15 entities, under the Special Economic Measures Act.

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