Ukraine crisis: Canada announces more Russia sanctions

Global News

OTTAWA – Canada is following the United States in once again stepping up the pressure on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says two Russian companies and nine individuals will face new sanctions.

The names of the people and companies involved have not been released, but that’s expected to happen later Monday.

Harper says the latest round of sanctions comes in response to Russia’s continued actions to destabilize the Ukrainian government.

And he suggests more economic sanctions could be on the way unless Russian President Vladimir Putin follows through on an April 17 agreement that was designed to ease tensions in Ukraine.

A half-dozen CF-18 fighter jets are also scheduled to depart Tuesday from Bagotville, Que., to assist NATO operations in eastern Europe.

READ MORE: More questions than answers as Canada sends fighter jets to NATO mission (Apr. 28)

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