War in Ukraine: Vladimir Putin's daughters sanctioned by Canada
Steph Deschamps / April 20, 2022
Canada on Tuesday sanctioned the two daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin as other countries have done in recent weeks because of the illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine by the Russian regime.
The new Ottawa sanctions affect 14 close associates, including Vladimir Putin's two daughters, the wife and daughter of Russian diplomatic chief Sergei Lavrov, as well as Russian oligarchs and their family members.
Canada will not relent in its efforts to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin and his associates accountable for their complicity in the Russian regime's invasion of Ukraine, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement.
Already sanctioned by the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union, Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova, born in 1985 and 1986 respectively, are the daughters of Vladimir Putin and his ex-wife Lyudmila.
Sergei Lavrov's wife, Maria Lavrova, as well as his daughter Ekaterina Vinokurova, are also among the new targets of this additional round of Canadian sanctions, which impose an asset freeze, a ban on transactions and a ban on entering Canada.
We will continue to ensure that those who are complicit in Russia's attacks on Ukraine are held accountable, tweeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Ottawa has imposed sanctions on more than 750 individuals and entities from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, many of them in coordination with Canada's allies.