The COE Secretary General has strongly criticised Kiev for a ban on “Vkontakte”, “Classmates” and “Yandex” – the media

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbjørn Aged expressed concern about Kiev’s decision on sanctions against a number of Russian sites in Ukraine. This is stated in the statement of the Secretary General, reports “Ukrainian truth”.

“Blocking social networking, search engines, email services and news websites is contrary to our common understanding of freedom of expression and freedom of media. In addition, such broad prohibitions do not meet the principle of proportionality, ” said Jagland.

We will remind, yesterday, Petro Poroshenko has put into action the decision of the Council about the ban in Ukraine a number of online resources, including popular social networks and websites as “Vkontakte”, “Odnoklassniki”, “IMDb”, “Yandex” and others. Under the sanctions also got famous software products of”1C”, “Kaspersky”, “”.

Only in the doghouse was already more than 450 companies and 1228 individuals, a ban will be in effect from one year to three.

So, with the introduction of sanctions headache added Ukrainian providers, which, according to the presidential decree, must provide blocking Russian sites and Russian companies declare their readiness to continue to provide the Ukrainians with their services.

In turn, the Internet Association of Ukraine has estimated how much time will it take to implement the ideas of the authorities and money.

As reported, the EU expects from Ukraine a more detailed explanation of this decree.