Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the National Defence Control Centre of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the National Defence Control Centre of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the National Defence Control Centre of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP

Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel further unrest in Ukraine

Foreign Ministry statement says “Crimea is the original and inseparable part of Russia" and additional sanctions levied by Washington and Ottawa will only make the situation worse

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the National Defence Control Centre of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the National Defence Control Centre of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the National Defence Control Centre of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
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