Moscow has promised to retaliate for new Canada's sanctions. The Russian vision of the ebb in the Canadian-Russian relations has been published on the Russian Foreign Ministry website.
- Russia is disappointed with Canada’s decision to extend the sanction list against 14 Russian entities and 5 individuals, and sees this as an aggravation of the situation, reported the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Understandably, the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation recalled Washington, as well as an anti-Russian lobby, saying they "interfere with building a constructive relationship."
- This unfriendly step (Canadian sanctions) will not go unanswered - our countermeasures will follow, threatens in a martinet manner the Russia’s Foreign Ministry, whose invaders seized Crimea and daily kill Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas.
According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Canada, the expanded sanction list includes a Top Manager Alexander Omelchenko and Deputy Director Edward Joffe of a concern "Kalashnikov," as well as Petr Savchenko, Alexander Kofman and Oleg Akimov, members of the terrorist groups "DPR" and "LPR".
The Canadian sanctions are now applicable to the next companies: Investment Republican Bank, Moscow Regional Bank, JSC "Volgogradneftemash", JSC "Izhevsk Mechanical Plant", JSC "Izhmash", JSC "Tekhnopromexport", JSC "Technodynamics Holding", JSC "Tehmash", JSC "Ruselektroniks "and JSC" Holding Schwabe."
The Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion said the sanctions should not be lifted until Russia fully implements its commitments under the Minsk agreements.