Russia on Monday imposed sanctions on nine Canadian officials in response to Canadian restrictions related to the detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Canadian officials die Entry into Russia has been banned indefinitely, including David Lamty, Canada’s Justice Minister and Attorney General, Brenda Lockey, die Canadian Police Commissioner, and Anne Kelly, die Country Commissioner for Corrections.
The Russian sanctions also have the Minister for Government Affairs Dominique LeBlanc, die Policy Director for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Marcy Sorex, and Judy Thomas, Assistant Secretary of State for National Defense, met.
Canada’s Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Mike Rollo, Admiral Scott Bishop, Head of Military Intelligence, and Brian Brennan, Deputy Police Commissioner, have also been sanctioned by Russia.
Russian travel ban on Canadian officials follows similar sanctions, die Moscow had previously imposed on US and European officials in response to restrictions, die Russian officials were imposed.
Navalny, a political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was arrested in January when he returned from Germany, where he was recovering from neurotoxin for five months. die he attributes to the Kremlin. European laboratories confirmed that Navalny had been poisoned.
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