Canada Sanctions Russian Individuals and Entities Alongside Allies

February 25, 2022

Yesterday the Government of Canada sanctioned more than 350 additional individuals and 30 additional entities affiliated with and believed to be supporting the Putin regime. With few exceptions, Canada’s sanctions impose broad bans on “dealing in the property” of, “making goods available” to, or providing “financial or related services” to a designated person or entity.

Canada has also imposed new sanctions on dealings in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine (i.e., the “so-called Donetsk People’s Republic” and “so-called Luhansk People’s Republic” regions). These geographical sanctions build on the existing restrictions that cover the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Finally, Global Affairs Canada has stopped the issuance of new export permits for shipments of goods listed on Canada’s Export Control List when the final destination of that shipment is Russia regardless of whether the end user is a sanctioned individual or entity. GAC also announced that all existing permits for such shipments would be cancelled immediately.

The complete legal texts of the new sanctions and the lists of the sanctioned individuals and entities implemented by the Government of Canada on February 24, 2022, are available at:

We expect to receive further information in the coming days and stand ready to assist with any questions as they arise.

This post updated Feb. 26, 2022.

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