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Comment by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada regarding Bill S-226

The latest decision by the Parliament of Canada guised as a pro-human rights and anti-corruption measure is a deplorably confrontational act blatantly interfering into Russia’s domestic affairs.

It runs against common sense and Canadian national interests isolating Canada from one of the key world powers at a time when building alliances, diplomacy and engagement are in high demand and crucially important. Unfortunately, we are witnessing the continuation of failed policies, pressed by Russophobic elements.

This hostile move, as well as any new anti-Russian sanctions, will be met with resolve and reciprocal countermeasures.