Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has just signed a decree extending Kiev’s Russia sanctions for another year and introducing additional sanctions against Russian IT companies for a period of three years.
The order requires internet providers in Ukraine to block their customers from accessing sites Yandex, Mail.ru and Vkontakte.
Yandex is a top search engine in Ukraine, Mail.ru a top email provider, and VKontakte the biggest social networking service in Ukraine by far.
Virtually every Ukrainian under 40-50 years of age has a VKontakte (“in contact”) account. If internet providers comply with the order virtually entire country will be blocked from their social media …read more
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