The German foreign Ministry with concern expressed about sanctions against Russian media in Ukraine, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Germany Martin Schaefer at a press briefing on Wednesday, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“We very carefully and with some concern noted yesterday’s new sanctions of the Ukrainian government, the Ukrainian President and the national security Council against Russia,” said Schaefer, adding that “much of what is accepted in respect of the media… causes us issues in the field of freedom of the press and the media.”
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”, “Mail.ru”.
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.