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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decision on May 16 to block access in Ukraine to several popular Russian websites has sharply divided opinion in the country.

While some saw the move as a blow to democratic rights, others saw it as a long-overdue measure against what they believe are Kremlin-controlled tools of influence on Ukrainian society.

Poroshenko’s decree updated the list of companies and persons that fall under Ukraine’s sanctions against Russia. A total of 1,228 firms and 468 individuals fall under new sanctions as of May 16.

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Lambrecht Albert van Marion

This is a bad decision notwithstanding Russia's behavior toward the Ukraine.

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