11 Mar 2022 15:16

Canadian PM announces sanctions on 5 Russians, 32 Russian defense, manufacturing enterprises

LONDON. March 11 (Interfax) - Canada is imposing sanctions on five Russian citizens and 32 defense and manufacturing enterprises, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

According to the Toronto Star, the sanctions will apply to businessmen Roman Abramovich, Alisher Usmanov and Igor Yanchuk, Russian Elections Commission Chairperson Ella Pamfilova, and Khimki City Court Judge Yelena Morozova.

He said, however, that the sanctions would not halt operations of the Evraz mining and metallurgical company, which, as mentioned by the Toronto Star, is partially owned by Abramovich.

Thirty-two defense, energy and financial entities will also fall under restrictions for playing a role in the Ukraine situation.

The sanctions apply to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, the Russian Defense Ministry, Irkut Corporation, the Progress Rocket and Space Center, the Admiralty Shipyards, the Kazan Helicopter Plant, Rostec Azimut, Sukhoi Company and a number of research centers.

Ottawa is considering transporting Ukrainian refugees to Canada, Trudeau said.

He admitted that Canada would be unable to substitute Russian oil and gas in Europe in the short term.