January 11, 2017 / 9:59 AM / in 10 months

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.

File Photo: Canada's International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives at a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

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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