Ottawa’s adoption of the “Magnitsky act” will be regarded as an undisguised intervention in the affairs of the Russian Federation and will not remain unanswered, reports the press secretary of the Russian embassy in Ottawa, Kirill Kalinin.
“The decision of the Parliament and the Government of Canada, considered as a human rights and anti-corruption measure, is a regrettable confrontation and undisguised interference in Russia’s internal affairs,” the diplomat said.
According to him, the adoption of this act is “the continuation of an unsuccessful policy pursued by the Russophobic elements,” it “contradicts common sense and Canadian national interests, isolates Canada from one of the key world powers.”
“It is a hostile step, like any anti-Russian sanctions, and will be met with determined and mutual countermeasures,” Kalinin said.
On October 2, the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament approved the adoption of the “Law on Victims of Corrupt Foreign Governments” and forwarded the document to the Senate, where it is due to be approved on October 4. It will come into force after signing by the governor-general of the country.