The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation responded to the new sanctions against Russia, imposed by the US and Canada because of Moscow’s actions against Ukraine, promising a “practical response”, which “will certainly ensue”.
"At the same time for everyone except, perhaps, the authors of such decisions, it is obvious that the sanctions, no matter how many, do not lead to the desired results for the United States and Canada. By believing in their own infallibility, they apparently believe that if they put more pressure, Russia will begin to follow their rules. There will be no such thing”, stressed the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also separately commented on Canadian sanctions.
"From the point of view of normal logic, it would be more important for the Prime Minister J. Trudeau’s team to concentrate on solving complicated domestic political problems rather than to play their Russophobic card in vain.” However, the Canadian authorities, apparently, developed a pathological "dependence on sanctions”, which they are unable to get rid of. It is also obvious that in an effort to expand its anti-Russian "blacklists", the northern neighbor of the United States is even trying to "outshine" its "big brother" in some way, reads the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
On March 15, the European Union, the United States and Canada announced their new sanctions, primarily because of the incident that occurred in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait on November 25, 2018, during which Russia seized three Ukrainian ships and detained their crews of 24 sailors.
Unlike the EU and the United States, Canada’s updated sanctions list contains a much larger circle of people who are personally close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.