The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will close its official pages in social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, to which access in the country will now be locked in accordance with the updated Ukrainian sanctions on may 15. The head of state explained why already have an account on these resources. Also, the Ukrainian leader said, where it is now possible to obtain official information about it on the Internet.

Pages Poroshenko in social networks “Vkontakte” and “Odnoklassniki” are reminded that the Ukrainian Internet service providers must stop providing access to this resource, as well as “Classmates”, “Yandex” and other Russian services. “All the official page of the President on these services will be closed. I urge all compatriots to immediately leave the Russian servers because of security reasons”, – stated in the message.

In connection with the closing of the pages in social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates” Poroshenko proposes to monitor its activities in other social networks, giving links to their profiles in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

The President of Ukraine explained why he needed to check on Russian resources. “Hybrid warfare requires adequate responses to the challenges. Therefore, in order to influence the opponents and counter-propaganda my team used some pages in Russian social networks”, – stated in the message on the page Poroshenko.

To refuse to use Russian social networks and act “more decisively” the Ukrainian leader made “massive cyber attack Russia around the world, in particular, the recent intervention in the electoral campaign in France.”

Petro Poroshenko took office as President of Ukraine on 7 June 2014. His official page in social network “Vkontakte” appeared in July of the same year. It was reported that here “all concerned will have the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas, to make every effort for Ukraine to live on-new”, passed by the Ukrainian portal TSN.

May 15, Poroshenko enacted the decision of national security Council and defense of Ukraine on the introduction of sanctions against some Russian citizens, online services, social networks, developers of antivirus programs, as well as the media. As part of the update of the black list under the lock on the territory of Ukraine got the social network “Vkontakte” and “Classmates” and the service “Yandex”.

In the Kremlin updated Ukrainian sanctions has called a violation of the rights of Ukrainians to information. However, the Kremlin’s press service in connection with the introduction of new restrictive measures, said that Moscow does not forget about the “principle of reciprocity”.

Poroshenko registered in the social network “Vkontakte” at the dawn of the presidency, announced the closing of the page 16.05.2017

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