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The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the imposition of sanctions against 62 citizens of Canada. As explained in the department, the decision was made in response to Canada’s expansion on June 27 and July 7 of personal anti-Russian sanctions, which this time affected “journalists and experts, as well as Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.”
The department added that when compiling this list of “closed people”, they (the persons on the list) were taken into account “malicious activity in the fight against the Russkiy Mir and our traditional values.”
As the Russian Foreign Ministry added, further retaliatory measures by the Russian side will be announced in the near future.
Recall that on July 8, the Canadian government expanded restrictions against Russia due to its special military operation in Ukraine and imposed sanctions on 29 individuals and 15 legal entities from the Russian Federation. In this list, in particular, were Patriarch Kirill (Vladimir Gundyaev), journalist Ekaterina Andreeva.
The news agency Regnum, Roskomnadzor, Channel One, Rossiya-1, Rossiya-24, NTV, TASS, VGTRK, Gazprom-Media, National Media Group, Look, Vesti fell under the sanctions. Ru, Russia Today, Sputnik. Roskomnadzor and Rossotrudnichestvo are also included in this list.
In addition, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, and the former head of Yandex, Tigran Khudaverdyan, were subject to restrictions.