Russia cuts flow of gas to Europe, raising fresh doubts about Canada's sanctions waiver
Russia's Gazprom finally acted on weeks of threats and hints overnight, cutting the already-reduced flow of gas through the Nord Stream One pipeline to just 20 per cent of its full capacity. The move worsens Europe's dire energy situation and undercuts Canada's case for granting a waiver.The move brought new worries to Germany, Italy and the other European countries that depend heavily on Russian gas piped from Vyborg, Russia to Germany's Baltic coast.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions against a total of 62 Canadian citizens on Friday and thus reacted to a number of similar measures that had previously been imposed by Ottawa. © provided by News 360 Archive - Flag of Canada - Gobierno de Cantabria
The ministry gave a statement in which it gave the names of the sanctioned people and reminded that Canada Patriarch Kyrill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, had sanctioned in a gesture that Moscow called "insult".
According to the Ministry, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a number of measures "to insult not only the multinational and multi -religious population of Russia, but also Orthodox believers all over the world, including Canada".
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On the Moscow list, the Catholic priest Raymond de Souza, the head of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maeva Proteau, the spokesman for the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adrien Blanchard, as well as a number of other ministerial consultants and high -ranking military, including the former chief of general staff Rick Hillier. In addition to government officials and employees, Russia has also announced sanctions against publicists, journalists and political scientists as well as against the singer Chantal Kreviazuk and the Protestant pastor and LGTBI activist Brent Hawkes.
has already imposed several rounds of sanctions against the Russian economy in response to Russia's marching in Ukraine and put numerous people on a black list. For its part, Moscow rejected Ottawa's measures.
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