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The editors
who run the site also announced a daily 30-minute strike from 4 p.m. to 4:30
p.m. on Jan. 21. During that time, the Ukrainian pages of Wikipedia will not be
available.

The new law
allows government to block websites that are engaged in the spread of extremist
information, which is broadly defined. Any material that contains anti-government
material and doesn’t refer to official Ukrainian government websites can fall
into these categories.

Wikipedia
follows the rules of neutrality and impartiality, is apolitical, does not support
any party or ideology, according to its statement, but believes in free
storage, distribution and use of knowledge.

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