Canada has imposed further sanctions on Russia and the Crimea region of Ukraine, following a statement from Prime Minister Stephen Harper that “Until there is real peace, until occupying forces are withdrawn, and until Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty is restored, there must be ongoing consequences for President Putin’s regime”.  Prime Minister Harper also echoed the position set out by world leaders at the recent G7 summit in Germany (see previous blog) that “Russia and its proxies must fully implement their commitments under the Minsk agreements”.

The new sanctions mirror US and EU restrictions on doing business with the Crimea region of Ukraine (see previous blogs here and here), and add 3 people and 14 entities to Canada’s list of persons subject to an asset freeze and with whom it is prohibited to do business.  The additions include the pro-Moscow motorcycle club “Night Wolves” as well as several companies, and bring the total number of designated persons under Canada’s Russia and Ukraine sanctions to 290.

Canada’s new Ukraine regulations are here, and its new Russia regulations are here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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