Canada imposing more sanctions on Russian/Crimean officials

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) shakes hands with Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada Vadym...

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) shakes hands with Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko during a meeting in Harper's Langevin Block office in Ottawa March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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OTTAWA - Canada will impose further sanctions on Russian and Crimean officials as the result of "the illegal, dangerous and unilateral actions of the Putin regime in Crimea over the weekend," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday.

"Today, once again, the government will be announcing and is announcing more economic sanctions and travel restrictions on various senior people in Russia and Ukraine, in Crimea specifically," he told reporters as he met Ukraine's ambassador ahead of Harper's planned visit to Kiev on March 22.

"It's my strong belief that we must keep the pressure on and we must continue to maintain sanctions and maintain putting in place strong steps to dissuade this behavior. What the Putin regime has done cannot be tolerated and can never be accepted."


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