On August 2, 2022, the Government of Canada further amended the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to list an additional 43 individuals and 17 entities, which it identified as elites and close associates of the Regime and Russian defence entities. Specifically, Canada has indicated that “these persons include military officials involved in the Bucha massacre and entities in the defence sector directly or indirectly supporting the Russian military.” Of note, many of the individuals were sanctioned a number of months ago by Canada’s allies, including members of the European Union.