Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
“Canada, in a predictable way, joins Western“ sanctions of the absurd ”and Ottawa’s“ blacklist ”practically duplicates that of Washington.
Canadian restrictions are also absolutely useless, since they actually repeat the restrictions for the heads of special services and law enforcement agencies prescribed in Russian legislation. Thus, the sanctions of the collective West are of a populist nature, are introduced for absolutely unfounded reasons and are one of the instruments of containment and interference in the affairs of sovereign Russia.
I am sure we will not leave without an answer – proportionate and adequate ”.