Ukraine calls on Canada to impose new sanctions against Putin’s associates

During the meeting with the Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Canadian Heritage Arif Virani, the Commissioner for human rights in Ukraine, Lyudmyla Denisova suggested that Canada impose additional restrictions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest friends in order to help the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.

"I invited Canada to join the public in constantly reminding the Russian President about the need to return our guys to their relatives. This can be done through additional restrictions against people from his inner circle and also through constant appeals to him. Mr. Virani promised to convey all information to the leadership of the Parliament of Canada because, according to him, it is extremely important for the rights of people all over the world,” Denisova wrote Facebook.

The ombudsman noted that during the meeting, the parties discussed the conditions of detention of Sentsov and more than sixty other political prisoners in the territory of Russia and Crimea. Moreover, the parties discussed internally displaced persons and conflict situations with Roma people in Ukraine.

Earlier, the USA updated the sanction list against Russia. Russian citizens Anton Nagibin and Marina Igorevna Tsareva were put on sanctions list. They are both related to the Saint-Petersburg company DiveTechnoService against which sanctions were imposed in June regarding alleged contact with Russian intelligence services.

  Ukraine, Russia, Sentsov, Putin