The extension in Ukraine of sanctions against a number of Russian Internet resources is censorship. This 15 was announced in May at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"Once again, the Ukrainian leadership has demonstrated in practice that she’s not going to review discriminatory and unlawful policies regarding Russian media resources. We regard this step as an act of direct censorship aimed at cleaning up the country's information space from alternative points of view, "the statement reads.
considers the actions of the Ukrainian side "a gross violation of such fundamental principles s of international law, as freedom of expression and equal access to information. "
Access to some Russian and separatist resources in Ukraine has been limited since May 2017 of the year in accordance with the decree of the fifth president Petro Poroshenko. Among the blocked sites are VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, Mail.Ru, Doctor Web, Kaspersky.
14 On May 2020, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky extended sanctions against Russian Internet resources.