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updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

Reply by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a media question about Canada’s new sanctions against Russia


Question: Could you comment on Ottawa’s latest enlargement of anti-Russian sanctions?

Alexander Lukashevich: Such unfriendly actions by Canada are regrettable. However, what else can be expected from those who, with their statements and irresponsible steps, systematically encourage the “party of war” in Kiev and prevent a real search for ways to resolve the internal Ukrainian conflict? Where were the Ottawa authorities when Nazi collaborator Vladimir Katryuk, who had been directly involved in the execution of Khatyn civilians, took refuge on Canadian soil for so many long years, avoiding justice and well-deserved punishment?

Evidently, Stephen Harper’s team is therefore trying to play up to Canada’s pro-Banderovite community to enlist its support in the upcoming parliamentary elections this autumn.

New sanctions will further sour Russia-Canada relations, which have already fallen on hard times by Ottawa’s fault. Needless to say, this move will not go unnoticed.

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