Canada announces additional sanctions against Russia and its illegal war against Ukraine

News release

June 13, 2024 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations in coordination with Canada’s international partners at the G7 Summit in Italy, which is being held from June 13 to 15, 2024.

These sanctions target many individuals and entities implicated in disinformation and propaganda operations, including those identified by Rapid Response Mechanism Canada. They also include entities in Russia’s military-industrial complex that supply key technology and electrical components in support of Russia’s war efforts. In addition, the sanctions target entities involved in sanctions circumvention that facilitate Russia’s access to sanctioned goods or to revenue from oil sold above the G7 price cap.

Today’s announcement also includes export prohibitions related to computer numerically controlled machine tools that Russia could use in the production and manufacturing of weapons. These prohibitions, which align Canada’s measures with other countries who have implemented Tier IV (B) of the Common High Priority Items List, prohibit persons in Canada and Canadians abroad from providing these items to Russia.

The measures announced today are consistent with Canada’s longstanding support for Ukraine and aim to disrupt Russia’s ability to wage its unlawful war by limiting access to components necessary for Russia’s military efforts, denying Russia revenue it uses to fund its illegal war and undermining its disinformation operations. 


“Today’s newest sanctions reflect our long-standing efforts to disrupt President Putin’s ability to wage Russia’s illegal war, including by conducting gross disinformation campaigns. Our message to President Putin is clear: Withdraw your military and proxy forces from Ukraine. Canada alongside its international partners will continue to stand by Ukraine and its people.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  •  Since January 2022, Canada has committed more than $14 billion in funding to financial, military, humanitarian, development and immigration assistance for Ukraine.

  • In February 2024, the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations were amended to reflect the legislative authority provided to list individuals or entities outside Canada that are not Canadian persons or in third countries and that are complicit in the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including persons that help Russia to evade or circumvent sanctions and other trade prohibitions imposed by Canada and its like-minded partners.

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