"It's clearly sending strategic messaging."
Freeland has been banned from travelling to Russia.
Chrystia Freeland was placed on a Russian sanctions list in 2014.
Foreign affairs minister ramps up pressure over Aleppo.
Washington has suspended diplomatic contacts with Moscow.
Meeting to be held in Ottawa this November.
The previous Tory government cut nearly all ties with Putin.
Former commander of Canada's army backs up Sajjan, Dion.
It's Canada's largest sustained military contingent to Europe in more than a decade.
The Harper government downgraded relations with Russia in the wake of the unilateral annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula by the Kremlin in 2014.