Ukraine to block websites from Donbass and Crimea

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June 20th, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Novorossia Today –  By Inessa Sinchougova

The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine has published a list of information resources from the DPR, LPR and the Crimean, access to which will be blocked from mainlain Ukraine, according to the ministry’s website on Monday.

The document stated that the proposed ban wasd “because of the content information that is forbidden in Ukrainian legislation”.

The list was drawn up by the working group led by the deputy minister Dmitry Zolotukhin and submitted to the Security Service of Ukraine.

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Among the violations of the law is “inciting inter-ethnic hatred”, as well as the “call to overthrow the constitutional order”.

The list includes 20 websites, among them;,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Earlier, First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and the representative of Kiev humanitarian subgroup of Ukraine, Iryna Gerashchenko, said that Kiev should block all the sites of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. This initiative was supported by the adviser of the Interior Minister of Ukraine, Zorian Shkiryak, adding that this work is already underway. The list submitted to the security service is being considered.

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has approved the decision of National Security and Defense Council to extend the list of individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation, on which sanctions were imposed. In particular, the country has prohibited access to social networks “VKontakte”, “Classmates”, “Yandex” and The decree came into force on 17 May.

The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that with the help of a ban on social networks, Kiev wants to block alternative sources of information. The United Nations have spoken out against restrictions on freedom of communication in connection with the sanctions of Ukraine to the Russian Internet resources.

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