Canada sanctioned 23 Russians and committed $500 million in additional military assistance for Ukraine on Monday as the war overseas nears its nine-month mark.
The $500 million promise builds on the $500 million in military aid for Ukraine announced in Ottawa’s 2022 budget, the prime minister’s office said in a news release. Justin Trudeau is in Bali, Indonesia, for the G20 Summit as the conflict continues.
Ottawa’s funding will go toward military, surveillance, communications equipment, fuel and medical supplies, his office said.
Meanwhile, the federal government is sanctioning 23 members of the Russian justice and security sectors, including police officers and investigators, prosecutors, judges, and prison officials. Ottawa claims the individuals have been “involved in gross and systematic human rights violations against Russian opposition leaders.”
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The new measures build on the sanctions Canada has imposed on more than 1,400 individuals and entities since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
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