Russian websites and TV companies banned in Ukraine

17:08, 17 May 2017

Sanctions against Russian TV-companies and social networks take force in Ukraine today.

The government newspaper Uryadovy Courier published a presidential decree, which enacts the respective decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on economic and other sanctions.

The document takes effect today.  

In total 468 legal entities, as well as 1228 individuals are on the new sanction list.

This time, for the first time, Ukraine imposed sanctions on Russian Internet and media companies, such as Group, Yandex, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki.

Also, a number of Russian media agencies got under restrictive measures - the sanctios also target the producers of anti-virus software Kaspersky Lab, Doctor Web and suppliers of popular ERP-systems LLC "1C", highly popular among the accountants in Ukraine, Russia and many other post-Soviet countries.