Members of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) made a decision to extend the sanctions against Russian social networks and Internet services. This was reported by NSDC on its Facebook page.
As a result, restrictive measures (sanctions) against Russian social networks and Internet services, including Mail.ru, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and others are expected to be prolonged for three more years.
In order to make the adopted decision go into force, the relevant draft Presidential Decree was submitted to the Office of the President of Ukraine.
As we reported earlier, Ivan Bakanov, the head of Ukraine's State Security Service, was the one who offered the National Security and Defense Council to prolong the sanctions against Russian web services and program products.
"Today, we do not only protect Ukrainian citizens from fakes and information bogus stories from Russian social networks, but also taking care of cyber security for representatives of business, state and education establishments. Any Russian mail service or antivirus can be used to harm Ukraine. This is why the risks should be minimized. Blocking such resources and programs, we care about the country's security in general," Bakanov said.