Canada slaps new sanctions on Russian, Belarusian entities, including ones linked to Wagner mercenaries

12 April, 11:11 AM
Justin Trudeau announced new sanctions during a press conference with Denys Shmyhal (Photo:REUTERS/Carlos Osorio)

Justin Trudeau announced new sanctions during a press conference with Denys Shmyhal (Photo:REUTERS/Carlos Osorio)

Canada has imposed new sanctions against Russian and Belarusian individuals and entities, including those linked to Russia’s Wagner Group mercenary company, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on April 11.

“To maintain the pressure on the Russian regime, we’re announcing new sanctions on 14 Russian individuals and 34 entities, including security targets linked to the Wagner Group,” Trudeau said during a joint press briefing with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

“In addition, to further pressure Putin’s enablers in Belarus, we’re announcing additional sanctions on nine entities related to the Belarusian financial sector,” Trudeau added.

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Earlier, Trudeau announced that Canada would extend another security assistance package to Ukraine, focusing largely on small arms and ammunition.

“Today we announce more weapons (for Ukraine),” said Trudeau.

“We’re sending 21,000 automatic rifles, 38 machine guns, and over 2.4 million rounds of ammunition. This will help the Armed Forces of Ukraine to continue defending their freedom and fight for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.”

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