Contents tagged with Vkontakte

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of waging hybrid war, moves to block Russian media and social networks

    On May 16, Ukraine put the Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki on the sanctions list. The Ukrainian president signed a decree affirming the ruling of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) from April 28 to expand the list of physical and legal entities with sanctions against them.

    Which companies are on the sanctions list ?

    In total there are 1228 physical persons and 468 companies on the updated list. Firstly, Ukraine has introduced sanctions against the major …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs calls for blocking of social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki

    Advisor to the Ministrer of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiryak called for the blocking of the social network sites Vkontakte (InContact) and Odnoklassniki (Classmates) in the country’s territory. It is necessary to block these sites because they are “completely controlled and run by the Russian Secret Service,” he said on Thursday, February 16 at a briefing in Kyiv.

    Shkiryak noted that the Russian Secret Service creates groups with “eloquent sounding patriotic names,” which do the …