Canada announes sanctions against Putin
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced sanctions on Russian Vladimir Putin, his chief of staff and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.
"The disdain President Putin has for liberty, democracy, international law, and human life must have consequences," Trudeau said Friday, according to a translation from the original French.
The sanctions against Putin come a day after Canada announced sanctions against 58 people and entities connected to Russia. Trudeau also announced new sanctions against Belarus Friday.
Trudeau says Canada supports the removal of Russia from the SWIFT banking system. European nations have faced criticism for failing to cut Russia off from the global bank payments network when they announced sanctions on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Canadian government announced it will match up to $10 million in donations made by to the Canadian Red Cross to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.