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 Residents of occupied Crimea will be deprived of common American web services and programs

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a decree imposing additional sanctions against the Crimea prohibiting the American companies to supply goods and provide services to the Russian occupied peninsula.

The decree prohibits the U.S. companies to supply goods and provide services in Crimea, illegally annexed by Russia. High technology sector is also subject to the ban, Censor.NET reports citing RBK.

Thus, the residents of Crimea may be left without many popular programs and even technologies like Java. According to the law, in particular, access to Gmail, Skype, Firefox, and Google Chrome should be denied in the peninsula.

American IT-companies must now deny access to its products in Crimea if the user tries to download a product or to register. Also, if the product comes into Crimea in circumvention of sanctions, the manufacturer may not provide an option to activate it remotely. For example, Apple may reject the activation of the iPhone in Crimea.

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