Russian sanctions

A spokesman for the new foreign affairs minister says Ottawa isn’t interested in bargaining with Russia on Chrystia Freeland’s behalf.

Freeland was put on the Kremlin’s sanctions list in 2014 in retaliation for the sanctions Canada placed on Russia over the invasion of Crimea.

Freeland’s people are rejecting suggestions from Moscow it could lift its sanctions against Freeland in exchange for Canada lifting sanctions against Russia.