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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

“Please use the” Ukrainian authorities have offered users to circumvent Internet blocking

The Ukrainian authorities explained the decision to block the Russian Internet services, in particular “Vkontakte”, “Classmates” and “Yandex”.

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As told in an interview to television channel “1+1”, the representative of the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) Valentin Petrov, this was done to protect the citizens from the Russian FSB.

He said, quoted by RIA “Novosti”, “the data that are passed to the Russian service, according to the Russian legislation, are stored in Russia, are at the disposal and under the control of the Russian side, and she has absolute and complete access to this data”.

Thus, the concern of the Ukrainian authorities was the fact that “this is the personal data of citizens of Ukraine… all this is under the control of the Federal security service”.

However, Petrov stressed that Ukraine is not going to punish their citizens for what they are by bypass of locks will continue to use Russian services, “Please use — he said. Users in any way will not be punished”.

Note that currently in Ukraine there are no legal grounds for such blocking, in addition to the decree of the President Petro Poroshenko, however, they are already being implemented. This caused a huge number of downloads of Opera VPN to bypass the blocking for some time it even became available in app stores for Android and iOS, but later the situation returned to normal.

Learn how to circumvent the blocking in the Network.


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