Canada imposed sanctions against 38 individuals and 16 legal entities of the Russian Federation involved in the spread of Russian disinformation and propaganda.
This is stated in a statement on the government's website.
"President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine is based on lies and deception. Russian disinformation operations have recruited celebrities and so-called news organizations to repeat the Kremlin's theses and try to justify the atrocities taking place on the territory of Ukraine," the statement said.
The list of sanctions includes the state media company "Russia Today", which unites the Russian-language information resources of RIA Novosti, PRIME, InoSMI, STRUM, KOT, Baltnews, Ukraina.ru, Social Navigator and Arctic.ru.
Also on the list are United World International and the Fund for Combating Repression, subjects of disinformation closely related to Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder and owner of PVK "Wagner".
Kommersant journalist Andriy Kolesnikov, former host of the "Saturday News" program Serhiy Brilyov, State Duma deputy, chairman of the Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications Oleksandr Khinshtein were sanctioned by Canada.
In addition, the list includes actors Mykhailo Boyarsky, Marat Basharov, Dmytro Dyuzhev, Mykhailo Galustyan, Maksym Averin; singers Mykola Baskov, Dima Bilan, Mykola Rastorguev, Oleg Gazmanov, Polina Gagarina, Oleksandr Buynov; singers Iryna Allegrova, Nadiya Babkina, Victoria Daineko, TV presenter Dana Borisova.