Canada losing credibility on Ukraine


mentalfloss
#1
Russian business elite excluded from Canada's sanctions list

Despite Canada's aggressive tone with Russia amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, it appears the federal government is not putting all of its money where its mouth is — at least, not when it comes to sanctions.

Canada has generally been in lockstep with the United States and European Union when it comes to exacting punishments on those deemed responsible for fomenting the unrest in Ukraine. In that regard, the federal government has imposed sanctions on nearly 100 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and businesses since the crisis erupted.

But at least three Russian businessmen with close ties to President Vladimir Putin have curiously been excluded from Canada's sanctions list, calling into question the government's tough stance over Ukraine.

While the United States has sanctioned Sergey Chemezov, who runs industrial and military corporation Rostec, and Igor Sechin, CEO of oil company Rosneft, the two have not been banned from travelling to Canada or had their assets frozen. Both, reportedly, have significant business ties to Canada.

Thomson Reuters reported earlier that Rostec has an aircraft assembly joint venture lined up with Bombardier Inc., while Rosneft owns about 30 per cent of an Exxon Mobil Corp. oil field in Alberta.

CBC News has also learned that Canadian and American sanctions are not in sync with regards to Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways and one of the most powerful men in Russia. While Yakunin has been blacklisted by the U.S., Canada has not made any moves against him.

According to the Russian Embassy, Yakunin's company had signed an infrastructure agreement with Quebec's SNC-Lavalin for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russian Railways also signed a commercial agreement with the Railway Association of Canada in 2009.

SNC-Lavalin and the Railway Association of Canada did not respond to CBC News requests for comment.

Russian business elite excluded from Canada's sanctions list
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#2
Ah. the business of politics. There is no honour among psychopaths after all.
 
petros
#3
Cool.
 
mentalfloss
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Cool.

I seem to recall you lecturing me corruption, deceipt and ambivalence.

Huh.

Funny that.
 
petros
#5
Keep you'd friends close and your enemies even closer.

Maybe just maybe these two are coughing up insight into Putin's circle the spooks can't gather?

In criminal circles you'll always have rats and plea bargainers

Are you sure this isn't what is happening?
 
mentalfloss
#6
Now do you know why people don't take you seriously?
 
Goober
Free Thinker
#7
And how have the rest behaved. Same way.
 
petros
+1
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Now do you know why people don't take you seriously?

What people? The voices in your head aren't real people.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Keep you'd friends close and your enemies even closer.

Maybe just maybe these two are coughing up insight into Putin's circle the spooks can't gather?

In criminal circles you'll always have rats and plea bargainers

Are you sure this isn't what is happening?

When the Oligarchs consider Putin toast,and their massive interests are threatened, he will be toast.
 
petros
#10
Either you put up with him and go along to get along or you lose your life. He's a megalomaniac. Only a physcopath would set up shop in Lubyanka infamous for the thousands and thousands of kangaroo trials and executions. He treats it like a shrine to Stalin.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I'm pretty sure somebody gives a sh*t about Canada's "credibility" on Ukraine.
 
petros
#12
50 million Ukrainians?
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

50 million Ukrainians?

Yeah, Canada's credibility is their #1 concern.
 
mentalfloss
+1
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

I'm pretty sure somebody gives a sh*t about Canada's "credibility" on Ukraine.

We shouldn't even be concerned about Ukraine to begin with.
 

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