The Security Service of Ukraine is conducting searches at the offices of Yandex in Kyiv and Odessa. Olena Hitlyanska, the press officer of the service, reported that on her Facebook page.
“SBU do conduct searches in the offices of the Russian Yandex’s subsidiaries in Kyiv and Odesa, Hitlyanska wrote.
The SBU also added that the investigative actions are held in the frames of the criminal proceedings inn treason case.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine's President signed a decree that blocks Russian social networks "Odnoklassniki" and "VKontakte" in Ukraine, as well as "Yandex" search engine and postal service Mail.Ru on May 16. Sanctions against Russian companies took force in Ukraine. VKontakte, Yandex, Odnoklassniki and other, 468 legal entities overall, as well as over a thousand individuals are on the new sanction list. Most Ukrainian users have already lost access to the respective websites.