Ukrainian Canadian Congress urges to strengthen sanctions against Russia because of repressions in Crimea

Ukrainian Canadian Congress urges to strengthen sanctions against Russia because of repressions in Crimea

Growing persecution of Crimean activists by Russian de facto authorities on the peninsula underscores the necessity for Canada to strengthen sanctions against Russia.

"Attack on Crimean Tatar activists by the Russian security services in occupied Crimea underscores the necessity for Canada to move immediately to implement wide-ranging sanctions against Russian officials responsible for these human rights violations,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to him, the perpetrators of these crimes have names.

 "They are judges, prosecutors, politicians, security services and officials of a criminal occupation regime that systematically violates the rights of Ukrainian citizens. Canada must make it clear that these violations cannot be committed by Russian authorities with impunity," the UCC president emphasized.

November 23, 2017, Russian security officers carried out searches in Crimean Tatars' houses and detained activists of the national movement in different regions of Crimea. During the searches, 82-year old Vedzhie Kashka, a veteran activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement, fell ill. She died in the ambulance.


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