Canada was captured this Saturday Russian cargo plane It contains Toronto Airport Belongs to the company Volga-Dnepr AirlinesA company recognized by the Canadian authorities “Complicity” with the invasion of Ukraine.
It is the first time Canada has seized assets from a Kremlin-linked company since the illegal incursion of Russian troops into Ukraine began.
He Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in the statement The seizure of the cargo plane was the “first step” of a new regime of seizures Recently approved Ottawa with the aim of “Put more pressure on Russia” and get him out of Ukraine.
If the plane is finally seized, the Canadian government has stated its intention Distribute its value as compensation to the victims Human rights violations or “To rebuild Ukraine”.
Canadian Foreign Minister, Melanie Jolie, He said the seizure was a “clear message” to Russia.Those who support and benefit from the Kremlin’s war of aggression have nowhere to hide”.
“Canada has supported Ukraine’s struggle for independence since day one And we will continue to support rebuilding efforts during his succession.”
Supported by sanctions adopted during confiscation proceedings G7 meeting in JapanIts goal is to isolate Russia from the international financial system.
In December 2022, Canadian authorities blocked some 26 million dollars (around 24 million Euros) added Granite Capital Holdings LtdIts alleged owner is a Russian president Roman Abramovichallowed European union.
Notice of Seizure Antonov 124 On the same day as the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin TrudeauHe made a surprise trip to Kew to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In Kiev, Trudeau promised to deliver $500 million worth of military aid to Ukraineas well as training Ukrainian pilots for US fighter jets F-16.
The Canadian leader also noted the destruction of a dam in southern Ukraine.
“We saw the damage caused by the collapse of the dam at the Khakovka hydropower station. This is a direct result of the war waged by Russia,” he said. Trudeau.
“We have no doubt that the destruction of the dam was a direct result of Russia’s decision to invade the country,” he added.
During a visit to Kiev, Trudeau He laid a wreath near the wall where the faces of the fallen soldiers were displayed in the queue, while a military band played.
Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr PolishchukHe gave the Canadian prime minister a box of shrapnel from a shell that fell in the major Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odessa.
“This is a small reminder of the way Ukraine has been affected by the bombardment of Russian missilessaid Polishchuk in English.
(With information from EFE, AFP and Europa Press)
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