Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces additional sanctions against Yanukovych’s regime

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Ottawa: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has issued statement on Canada’s response to the escalation of violence in Ukraine. “Canada continues to be outraged by the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Our Government has responded by introducing a travel ban on the regime’s senior leaders and announcing medical aid to assist the protestors in their time of need. Our Government is taking additional action to increase pressure on the regime to end the violence.  “We are imposing an expanded travel ban which will prevent senior members of the Ukrainian Government and other individuals, who bear political responsibility for the violence, from travelling to Canada. This expands the scope of travel restrictions announced on January 28th.  We will also be imposing economic sanctions on the Yanukovych’s regime and its supporters.