Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia oil sector over Ukraine

December 20, 2014 1:03 AM

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OTTAWA - Canada announced on Friday fresh sanctions on Russia over its support for rebels in Ukraine, targeting 20 Russian politicians and Ukrainian separatist leaders as well as Russia’s oil and gas sector.

This 13th round of sanctions in collaboration with allies comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin showed no willingness to change tack on Ukraine. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird insisted, however, that the West’s stiffening sanctions are working. “There is no doubt that collectively the s...

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