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Ukraine will block access to the Russian websites VKontakte, Yandex and Odnoklassniki — all hugely popular in the country — under new sanctions measures.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on May 16 blocking access to the websites and imposing a range of sanctions on Russian companies and individuals.

The decree enacts an April 28 decision of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, which drew up a long list of physical persons and legal entities to be sanctioned. The sanctions officially come in action from the day the decree was published — also May 16.

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this will have a serious impact on many Ukrainians who use these services but truly do not support Russia. it will be interesting to see what happens here. Is there perhaps an opportunity for Ukrainian produced services to replace these Russian ones?

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