Moscow seriously concerned after Maple Syrup nation announces sanctions
Saturday, 04 November 2017


Inspired by Bill Browder's best-selling fiction-turned-legislation, "The Magnitsky Act", Canada has adopted its own list of lame anti-Russia measures. Because if there's one country that can "put Russia in its place", it's Canada. Of course.

Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is not so sure about this logic:

We have repeatedly warned the Canadian authorities against attempts to exert pressure by imposing sanctions on Russia. We told them that such actions would not remain unanswered. To our great regret, Ottawa again introduced restrictions on our citizens under the pretext of the recently adopted Magnitsky Act.

We have to act in kind. Proceeding from the principle of reciprocity, the Russian Federation prohibits entry to many Canadian citizens. The list is long and contains dozens of names ‒ the Russophobic Canadian citizens that have been systematically destroying bilateral relations.

This raises the question: Is this what Ottawa wanted to achieve? Do its politicians really think that it is possible to put pressure on Russia? Or are they simply pampering their political ambitions?

If our Canadian partners like to play sanctions games, we will have to respond, although we certainly prefer to develop constructive cooperation on the issues important for the peoples of both countries. We hope the political circles of Canada will have a stroke of insight and they will give up the destructive policy that further exacerbates bilateral relations.

Ah, the beautiful rhetorical sarcasm: "Do its politicians really think that it is possible to put pressure on Russia?"

Look what you've done, Canada. Your foolishness has made Maria angry.

 



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