Russian disinformation agents in Canada's sights

Russian disinformation agents in the crosshairs of Canada

UPDATE DAY

After sanctioning Russia's political, economic and military elite, Ottawa announces the imposition of sanctions to counter its disinformation efforts. 

The Canada specifically targets “29 state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda operatives” as well as “15 entities controlled or owned by the Russian government and involved in disinformation efforts.”

“The Russian propaganda machine must answer for its lies. Canada is committed to combating misinformation, anywhere and anytime,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly.

The head of Russia Today's international coverage is one of those cited by Ottawa as having “considerable” influence in Russia.

Ms. Joly is currently visiting the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, where took part Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday.

The latter claimed that Russia has “not yet started serious things” in Ukraine, a statement that was seen as a provocation by the community of NATO.

Russian disinformation agents in the crosshairs of Canada

Russian disinformation agents in the crosshairs of Canada

The number of Russian and Belarusian individuals and entities sanctioned by Canada since the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24th is climbing. c to 1150.