National security Council: the Decree on new sanctions already in force

СНБО: Указ о новых санкциях уже вступил в силу

Turchynov said the decree on new sanctions already in force

Oleksandr Turchynov urged providers today to block the Russian content.

NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov Salil that the decree on sanctions to the Russian sites already entered into force. He said this to journalists.

Today, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree of the national security Council, imposing sanctions against Russian websites – prohibition for a period of three years. Among them are Yandex and Mail.ru Group, social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki and others.

“These sites were used for the illicit collection of information, through the network used propaganda. In particular, through a network Vkontakte was used to pirate content,” he said.

“Now, I appeal to service providers, while the security service is preparing an information letter that will come tomorrow – start today to oppose Russian content”, – said Turchinov.

The NSDC Secretary said that in this decision there is no attack on freedom of speech.

“Friends, no offensive here. We are just protecting our country… the Decree went into effect, it is necessary to implement it,” he added.

Turchynov noted that the security service was already working on changes to the legislation on the mechanism of blocking of Internet-resources, which fell under the sanctions.

In his words, “a significant part of Internet service providers already has the technical capability to block these Internet resources.”

Earlier in the NSDC told about the mechanism of sanctions against Russia.

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