Canada Imposes Additional Sanctions against Russia in the Aftermath of the Minsk Ceasefire Agreement

By Jenny Park

In response to Russia’s continued support of the rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, Canada announced that it will increase economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies. The first of these sanctions are targeted at 17 Russian and Ukrainian organizations, with intensifying sanctions should Russia and the Russian-backed rebels fail to abide by the Minsk ceasefire agreement reached last week. 

Although this Minsk ceasefire agreement was drafted by Russia and approved by the UN, the U.S. has since accused Russia for violating the Minsk agreement. Read more from BBC.