Home > News > World
Tuesday April 29, 2014 MYT 6:02:35 AM
Tuesday April 29, 2014 MYT 6:34:40 AM
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada imposed sanctions on Monday on two small Russian banks and nine individuals.
The two banks are ExpoBank, listed last year as the 103rd biggest Russian bank by assets, and RosEnergoBank, which in 2012 had income of $4.24 million (2.5 million pounds) and assets of $1.01 billion, according to Moody's Investors Service last year.
"The illegal occupation of Ukraine continues and Russia's military aggression persists. That is why we are imposing sanctions against an additional nine individuals and two entities today," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement announcing the measures.
"Until Russia clearly demonstrates its respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Canada will continue to work with its allies and like-minded countries to apply pressure that will further isolate Russia economically and politically."
The United States announced sanctions on 17 companies and seven Russians on Monday.
Canada's list of nine included five on the U.S. list from Tuesday: Vyaecheslav Volodin, Dmitry Kozak, Aleksey Pushkov, Oleg Evgenyevich Belaventsev and Evgeniy Alexsevevich Morov. The spellings are as provided by Harper's office.
The others are Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia; Alexander Mikhailovich Babakov, whom Harper's office listed as Chairman of the State Duma Commission on Legislative Provisions for Development of the Military-Industrial Complex of the Russian Federation; and businessmen Arkady and Boris Rotenberg.
(Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by James Dalgleish, Chizu Nomiyama and Andre Grenon)
Thai junta delays polls, raising questions about return to democracy
Iraqi Shi'ite militia claim leadership of Anbar campaign against Islamic State
U.S. fears Shi'ite militias could worsen Iraqi sectarian fires
Gay marriage vote marks a quiet revolution in Ireland
Taliban claims Afghan ministry bomb, vows to kill more 'slave' officials
Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen's capital Sanaa - residents
Canon issues service advisory on EOS 750D/760D (Updated)
The cost of living has gone up with GST, especially for old folk
Fantasy world comes to life
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)