“The main victims are users of” Yandex and Mail.Ru Group commented on the blocking of its services in the territory of Ukraine
Announced on may 16 sanctions Ukraine will not have a material impact on the business of “Yandex” and Mail.Ru Group. This is stated in the press releases of companies, received MacDigger.
The Ukrainian authorities have closed access to social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, as well as services of the company “Yandex”. This measure is stipulated by the decree on new sanctions against Russia, which was signed on Tuesday, may 16, President Petro Poroshenko. It is noted that blocked all services of “Yandex”.
“Unfortunately, the decision of the Ukrainian authorities is not only us. Sanctions against 11 million Ukrainian users monthly who choose our services, and against thousands of Ukrainian organizations that use our technologies and services to develop their businesses. Business of group of companies “Yandex”, of course, very large, and sanctions will not have a negative impact. But we consider Ukraine to be an important part of our work and regret that the sanctions nullify all long-term efforts of our team. The main victim of the sanctions is a Ukrainian user,” said Yandex.
Access to social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates” closed under restrictions imposed on Mail.Ru Group. Mail.ru the people of Ukraine won’t be able to use it.
“We were saddened to hear the news that the politically motivated decision of the Ukrainian authorities to ban the use of social networks Vkontakte, Classmates, and resources Mail.Ru on the territory of the country. This decision will hit primarily by the users – citizens of Ukraine. About 25 million people in the Ukraine speak of locked platforms with their friends in Ukraine and all over the world; now they will be deprived of these relations,” wrote in Mail.Ru Group.
The company noted that never participated in politics and did not violate any laws of Ukraine. Mail.Ru Group recommended the use of “special services” to bypass the lock.
“Our audience of millions on the territory of Ukraine we want to say that in our job nothing will change, we will continue to provide all services to our users in all countries, and existing capabilities of special services will continue to use our online resources. The interests of the users has always been our priority,” added the company.