In April 2022, the government of Canada imposed sanctions on 33 Russian defence entities deemed to facilitate Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 



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Government of Canada. News release "Canada imposes additional sanctions on Russian defence sector". 11/04/2022. Available at:

Government of Canada. Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SOR/2022-081). 08/04/2022. Available at:

Inception date: 11 Apr 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Controls on commercial transactions and investment instruments

On 11 April 2022, the government of Canada promulgated Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SOR/2022-081), introducing new sanctions against 33 Russian defence entities by adding them in part 2 of the Schedule 1 of Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations. The restrictions are introduced in reaction to the entities' alleged role in facilitating the invasion of Ukraine. 

The new restrictions prohibit all Canadian entities and individuals to engage in any commercial transactions with the sanctioned Russian enterprises. The list of entities falling under the new restrictions includes Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant, Kronshtadt, Special Technology Centre LLC, RSB Group, Radioavionica JSC, Izmash Unmanned Systems, NPP Istok, Kurganmashzavod PJSC, Kvant JSC, Central Research Institute of Automation and Hydraulics, Machine Building Design Bureau (Kolomna), Design Bureau of Special Machine Building, Salavat Chemical Plant, FNPTs Titan-Barrikady JSC, Avangard JSC, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Integral SPB, Forss Technology Ltd., Baikal Electronics JSC, Cheboksary Electrical Equipment Plant, Central Research and Development Institute Tsiklon, Crocus Nano Electronics, Dalzavod Ship Repair Centre JSC, Kranark LLC, Zvezda PJSC, MPI Volna LLC, GosNIIkhimanalit JSC, Russian Scientific Research Institute “Elektrostandart” JSC, MCST JSC, N.A. Dollezhal Order of Lenin Research and Design Institute of Power Engineering JSC, Shipyard Vympel JSC, Pella-Mash LLC, MIASS Machine Building Plant JSC, and Svetlovskoye Predpriyatiye Era JSC. 

In respect of this matter, Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, stated: "Canada has always and will always stand by Ukraine. Today’s measures are the latest example of our unwavering support for Ukraine and its people. We will continue to support the brave men and women fighting for their freedom, and we demand that those responsible for atrocities be held accountable."

The measure is part of the several rounds of sanctions introduced by Canada against Russia and Belarus in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine (see related state acts).