27 Apr 2022 17:34

Canada imposes sanctions on 203 DPR, LPR reps

WASHINGTON. April 27 (Interfax) - Canada has announced the imposition of sanctions on 203 representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR, LPR) in light of the situation in Ukraine.

"These new measures impose restrictions on 11 senior officials and 192 other members of the People's Councils of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics," Global Affairs Canada said in a statement on the Canadian government's website on Wednesday.

Canada will continue taking measures in relation to Russia, coordinating them with its partners in the international community, the statement said.

Since the beginning of Russia's special operation in Ukraine, Canada has imposed sanctions against some 1,000 individuals and legal entities from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, Global Affairs Canada said. Canada's sanctions affected about 1,400 individuals and entities in total since Crimea joined Russia.