Canada has responded to sanctions imposed by Russia on nine Canadian citizens. This was stated in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the North American country.
“We are aware of the decision of the Russian Federation to ban nine Canadians from entering Russia in response to the sanctions imposed by Canada. Russian sanctions against Canadian citizens, including members of the government, are unacceptable and unjustified,” the diplomats said.
On June 7, the Russian Foreign Ministry imposed restrictions on some Canadian citizens.
Also, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti, the head of the internal policy department of the Prime Minister’s Office Marci Surkes, and the head of the intelligence department of the Canadian Armed Forces, Scott Bishop, were banned from entering Russia.
Moscow took such step since official Ottawa continues to support initiatives directed against Russia at various levels, that showing inappropriate and counterproductive activity in support of the ultranationalist regime in Kyiv and Russophobic forces in the Baltic states, groundless accusations of Russia of aggression against Ukraine, and attempts to interfere in internal Russian affairs.