Pushkov told about the political importance of the imposed by Canada of sanctions

Пушков рассказал о политическом значении введенных Канадой санкций

The political significance of the sanctions of Canada in respect of the Russian citizens is small, since the influence of this country on world events unobtrusive, says Federation Council member Alexei Pushkov.

Canada on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 15 people, including six deputies of the state Duma of the Russian Federation from Crimea.

“The political significance of the sanctions in Canada is small,” — wrote Pushkov in his Twitter.

It is a country whose influence on world events hardly noticeable, he said.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the USA from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and companies have moved to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food products from countries that have imposed sanctions against her: USA, EU States, Canada, Australia and Norway.