Censor.NET reports citing the statement in the government newspaper.
"The presidential decree "On the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of April 28, 2017 to impose personal, special, economic, and other restrictive measures (sanctions)" No.133/2017 of May 15, 2017, which comes into force May 17, 2017, was published in today's issue of Uriadovyi Kurier government newspaper," the statement reads.
The government, SBU, and the National Bank were instructed to develop the mechanism to block access to Yandex services, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social media and ban the use of 1C accounting software under the presidential decree "On the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of April 28, 2017 to impose personal, special, economic, and other restrictive measures (sanctions)" No. 133/2017 of May 15, 2017," the NSDC press service said.
"The decree includes the unified list of designated individuals and legal entities," the statement reads.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) on implementing sanctions against social media websites. Internet providers are banned from offering their consumers access to services by "Mail.ru" (www.mail.ru) and socially oriented media VKontakte (www.vk.com) and Odnoklassniki (www.ok.ru). The list also designates services by Kaspersky Lab, Doctor Web and Yandex including Yandex.Money, Yandex.News, Yandex.Photos, and its e-mail service.
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