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Lifting Russian sanctions on Canadian minister a question of reciprocity - RIA
January 11, 2017 / 9:59 AM / a year ago

Lifting Russian sanctions on Canadian minister a question of reciprocity - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The question of whether Russian sanctions on Canada’s new Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be removed is one of reciprocity, Russia’s RIA news agency cited a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

Chrystia Freeland is sworn-in as Canada's foreign affairs minister during a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The source also told RIA that the sanctions on Freeland would not prevent Russian officials from making contact with her.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe

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