The Kremlin has called the new sanctions Kiev violation of the rights of Ukrainians to information and recalled the principle of reciprocity
Updated sanctions of Ukraine against Russia, involving the blocking of a number of Russian Internet resources, the Kremlin 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”.
“Probably, (the introduction of new sanctions against Russia Kiev did) the next step in the chain of many steps that violate the rights of people in Ukraine to receive information that is interesting to the population of Ukraine”, – commented on the expansion of the black list, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. The decision of the Ukrainian authorities, a Kremlin spokesman called “another manifestation of an unfriendly, short-sighted policy towards Russia”, reports TASS.
Also Peskov linked the issue of sanctions, and the Minsk agreements, alluding to the guilt of the Ukrainian side in case of failure. According to him, the new sanctions “once again, perhaps, I stress, who can stand for the situation when we ascertain the full spin of the Minsk agreements”.
According to him, the Kremlin is not ready to name specific possible responses Moscow, but at the same time does not forget about the principle of reciprocity. “While I am not ready to tell you (what countermeasures can be taken),” said Sands. “Ukraine is not so much of a certain powerful information resources using the Russian space popularity”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Previously, a number of representatives of the party “United Russia” in the state Duma said that in response to sanctions, Ukraine has no need. “We, on the contrary, seek to open interaction with Ukrainian society,” – said a member of the state Duma Committee on information policy Evgeny Revenko. Relations between Moscow and Kiev and without that strained, said first Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the lower house international Affairs Svetlana Zhurova.
A number of politicians responded to the decision of Kiev rigid criticism. In turn, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on information policy and member of the party “Fair Russia” Leonid Levin warned that sanctions may be the first step towards the creation of the “Ukrainian great firewall,” apparently drawing an analogy with the “great Chinese firewall” system of Internet censorship in China.
Deputy Minister of communications and mass communications Alexei Volin called “discredit the government” blocking mass popular resources in Ukraine. According to him, “lock is effective only when a lock resource, there is broad consensus as regards child pornography, drug use or promoting suicide.” In other cases, companies have a desire to circumvent the restriction of access to the resource.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko may 15, enacted the decision of national security Council and defense of Ukraine on the introduction of sanctions against a number of Russian Internet services, social networks, developers of antivirus programs, as well as the media. In the black list including was “Yandex”, “Classmates”, “Vkontakte” and “Mail.ru”. Just under sanctions 1228 individuals, including citizens of the Russian Federation and 468 of Russian and Ukrainian companies.