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Russian websites could be blocked in Ukraine

0 20 August 2014


The Ukrainian authorities may block Russian websites which they believe to be responsible for propaganda, as well as sites linked to the Donbass People’s Militia.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko:

“At the moment we are working at both the legal and technical level in order to follow the examples of Israel, America and China, closing down sites which pose a threat to our people. There is the technical side, which needs to be resolved. As for the question regarding who will take the decision to close a site: it will be the court.”

It is possible that the Ukrainian government will go further with the ban, even closing down pages on social networks. According to Gershchenko, the key aim of the proposal is to make sure that “nobody can visit sites which are being used to train terrorists.”

“We need to stop terrorists and separatists from using the internet to discuss their illegal plans.”


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