- Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory have been sanctioned by Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
- While the mayor is “pleased” that Russian authorities are listening to Canadians, he would rather that they act and leave Ukraine.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has sanctioned Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory.
Russian officials announced on Thursday that Ford, Tory, and 59 others involved in the “creation, substantiation, and implementation of the governing regime’s Russophobic path in Canada” are now barred from entering Russia.
“Ontario stands with the people of Ukraine, and also, our support will never waver,” a representative for Ford stated.
Tory also released a statement in which he stated that he is happy to fight for democracy and “against tyranny.”
“No sanctions will ever make me change my mind about an illegal invasion and the terrible loss of young lives it has inflicted,” the statement said.
“My message to Russia’s authorities, who are fighting an unlawful war in Ukraine, remains the same: Stop the aggression and leave Ukraine.” “Slava Ukraini!”
Tory said the sanction was the equivalent of “show business” on CP24 on Thursday afternoon, adding that he had no intentions to visit Russia.
“They didn’t have any yachts to grab or enterprises in Russia to take over,” the mayor explained. “So they did the finest they could, which was to take me, Doug Ford, and many other Canadians and told us we couldn’t visit the country.”
“I’m not sure why they’re astonished that I, who was elected in a vibrant democracy in the City of Toronto, should speak out against tyranny and favor democracy and a free Ukraine.”
The mayor moved on to say that while he is “pleased” that Russian leaders are listening to Canadians, he would rather that they act and leave Ukraine.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine approached its 57th day, the sanctions were announced.
Source: CTV news
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