Canada is expanding a travel ban on senior members of the Ukrainian government and imposing economic sanctions on President Viktor Yanukovych, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in an emailed statement Thursday.
“Canada continues to be outraged by the ongoing violence in Ukraine," Harper said in the statement.
"Our government has responded by introducing a travel ban on the regime’s senior leaders and announcing medical aid to assist the protesters in their time of need."
Ukrainian citizens, Harper said, "must be allowed to exercise their democratic right to peaceful protest without being subjected to deadly force and appalling brutality."
The government is expanding travel restrictions originally announced on Jan. 28 and imposing economic sanctions on the Yanukovych regime and its supporters, the news release said.
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