Russia sanctions Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire

Justin Trudeau’s wife is banned from entering Russia.

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Russia has revealed that it will apply sanctions against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Prime Minister of CanadaJustin Trudeau, along with 25 other Canadian citizens, who have been permanently barred from entering the country.

The wife of the head of the Canadian government is at the top of the list of people sanctioned by the Putin government. Also appears the name of Graham Bowley, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.

The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that this measure it is a response to the “anti-Russian sanctions” adopted by the North American countrywhich affect not only senior civil servants, soldiers and businessmen, but also a series of direct relatives of some of them.

Canada has imposed a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow with measures against 14 people, including the businessman Dmitri Mazepin and his son Nikita Mazepinwho until this year was a Formula 1 driver.

They were also penalized Elena Timchenko and Natalia Browningrespectively wife and daughter of Gennady Timchenkoone of the richest men in Russia and considered close to President Vladimir Putin.

Canadian sanctions also included prohibition of bilateral trade luxury goods with Russia, such as alcoholic beverages, clothing and jewelry.

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