Canada targets Russian interests with new sanctions

February 18, 2015 12:10 PM

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Canada is imposing sanctions against top Russian oil firm NK Rosneft OAO and the head of conglomerate Rostec, among others, in response to the actions of Russian-backed militants in Ukraine, Ottawa said on Tuesday.

In all, Canada – which said it was acting in coordination with the European Union and the United States – imposed sanctions against 37 Russian and Ukrainian individuals as well as 17 Russian and Ukrainian entities.

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