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Canada Tells Putin’s Technocrats They’re Liable for War Crimes

  • Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland slams Russia’s presence at G-20
  • ‘Like inviting an arsonist to a meeting of firefighters’
Chrystia Freeland
Chrystia FreelandPhotographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Canada warned a Russian delegation participating in a meeting of Group of 20 finance chiefs this week that it views President Vladimir Putin’s economic advisers as personally responsible for aiding war crimes.

“Russia’s economic technocrats, who work to fund Putin’s war machine, are personally complicit in Russia’s war crimes, just as Putin’s generals are,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said she told the group.