“Ukrtelecom” for the week promises to close access to Mail.ru, Vkontakte and Yandex

Telecommunication company “Ukrtelecom” has already started blocking access to Russian websites came under sanctions after the new decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. This was announced by the Director for corporate communications “Ukrtelecom” Mr. Shuranov.

“Ukrtelecom” meets the requirements of the decree of the President of Ukraine №133/2017 on the prohibition of providing access to web resources that are referenced in the text of the decree. The process is quite complex and requires a certain amount of time, given the significant amount of resources. Work has already begun,” wrote Shuranov.

He added that the work will be carried out in stages and according to preliminary estimates of specialists will continue from several days to weeks.

As reported, today President Poroshenko signed the decree about introduction of sanctions against Russia.

As stated in the Supplement to the presidential decree, the decision to ban Internet service providers providing services for user access to the Internet resources services “Mail.ru” (Www.mail.ru) and the social networks “Vkontakte” (www.vk.com) and “Classmates” (www.ok.ru), as well as a number of the services portal of the Russian yandex.ru and other Russian resources.

It is noted that sanctions against Russian Internet resources is for three years.