NATO: free access to public Russian web sites is a threat to the security of Ukraine

19.05.2017, Ukraine.

Blocking access to popular Russian social media networks, such as VK (formerly VKontakte) and Odnoklassniki in Ukraine is a matter of state security and not only freedom of speech, as the NATO Press Office commented on the latest initiative of Kiev on May 16, TASS  News Agency reported.

According to President Poroshenko’s decree and the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, all public access to Russian social media platforms, news outlets, and a major search engine which are widely used in Ukraine, is banned.

In addition, the decree also orders a block on public access to the Russian Mail.Ru service and the Yandex search engine.
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