Canada will ban imports of crude oil from Russia in response to the Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Feb. 28.
“Even though Canada has barely imported any Russian oil and gas in recent years, this move sends a powerful message,” Trudeau said at a press confernce.
According to the Canada Energy Regulator, Canada has not imported any crude oil from Russia since 2019 and the ban “will ensure this remains the case going forward.”
The Canadian government said the ban will be effective until further notice once it is approved.
“We are also taking steps to identify additional petroleum products that may be included in this ban,” the Canadian government said.
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