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Banning Russians from visiting Canada would trap dissidents, liberals say

Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie has said she does not support following European countries banning Russians from obtaining visas.

Jolie shows the desperation of the regime she says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move to recruit more troops for war in Ukraine puts Russians at risk.

She also said Canada is working with allies to see if an international tribunal can prosecute Russia for illegally invading Ukraine.

She said the biggest concern right now is Russia’s plans to hold votes in parts of Ukraine it occupies, possibly trying to force them to join Russia.

Jolie said these were “fake referendums” and could be used as a premise for Russia to claim that Ukraine was the aggressor.

She also said Canada would soon tighten sanctions against Russia and make a national speech on Monday about Canada’s support for Ukraine.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on September 22, 2022.



Banning Russians from visiting Canada would trap dissidents, liberals say

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