Foreign Ministry: Russia to retaliate to Canada’s sanctions over Crimea

Foreign Ministry: Russia to retaliate to Canada’s sanctions over Crimea

Russia will not leave unanswered new sanctions slapped by Canada over Crimea’s reunification with Russia in 2014, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

"Russia will not leave the latest attack from Ottawa without a due response, it is now being prepared," the diplomat said.

According to her, this policy of Canada "demonstrates absolutely painful stubbornness" in its denying the objective reality. "There is only one recipe here - parting with illusions that the residents of Crimea who voted to return to where they belong can be forced to abandon their historical choice," TASS cited the diplomat as saying.

"Attempts by the Canadian authorities to dictate to sovereign countries how they should live, what values they should choose and be guided by, undermine the reputation of Canada itself, plunging it into confrontation with a growing number of important international players," she summed up.

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