Ukraine has banned “Vkontakte”, “Classmates” and “Yandex”

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has imposed sanctions for a year against the Russian Internet companies, according Meduza. The corresponding decree was signed on Tuesday, may 16.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has extended the sanctions list of individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation. He enacted the decision of the Council of national security and defense, which also prolongs restrictive measures.

The sanctions include blocking access to social networks “Vkontakte” and “Odnoklassniki”. In addition, access is blocked to all services of “Yandex”, in addition to the main page of a search engine. The text of the decree published on the official website of the President.

Access to social networks blocked in the framework of the restrictions imposed on Mail.Ru Group. Providers will also need to block access to the website Also blocked are the websites of antivirus company “Kaspersky Lab” and Dr. Web.

Economic sanctions (freezing of assets, ban on transactions, and broadcasting) are also imposed against major Russian TV: “TV Center”, RBC, VGTRK and “NTV-Plus”, “Star”, TNT, REN, NEG.

Earlier, Poroshenko said he feared the use of Russian cyberarmies in the country. “We have seen cyber war, when the Russian kibervoyska tried to influence the outcome of elections throughout Europe, in the United States of America. We expect that they will try to make in Ukraine. I am confident that our determination and solidarity will not leave them any chances,” said the Ukrainian leader on Tuesday, may 16.

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