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Monday, April 16, 2018

In the Kremlin commented on the Telegram lock and new sanctions against Russia

On Monday after a lock Telegram, the press service of the Kremlin has created an alternate chat for journalists in ICQ. Through ICQ media representatives will now inform about the time of briefing the press-Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov. Monday im running in test mode, but the notification does not arise.

photo: kremlin.ru

Going to communicate at the appointed time, Peskov said that the Telegram lock is “not a game of hide and seek and catch-up,” and actions aimed at the execution of the judgment. According to him, now is not the time to evaluate the effectiveness of technical measures of Roskomnadzor, which has not yet led to a reduction in the number of users to Telegram, bypassed the ban by using proxies and VPN, the main thing – that the judgment is executed.

Responding to a question about the new sanctions, which today pledged to enter against Russia the US and Britain, press Secretary of the President said that the sanctions against the aspirations of the Russian Federation acquire the character of obsessions.

“We continue to believe the sanctions are legitimate, they are contrary to international law”, – he said. Peskov said that any economist can see the actions of the US blatant attempts to engage in unfair competition and attempts to weed out Russian companies from international markets. He added that it is not conditioned by the situation in Syria and other foreign countries. “It is nothing, as the international economic raiding “, – said Peskov. According to the representative of the Kremlin, the Russian leadership continues to work to ensure the stability of the economic system: every day are discussed and taken adequate measures of reaction.

However, Peskov declined to comment on the adequacy of the so-called “mirror measures”, which in response to US sanctions suggests to enter the state Duma. Recall that they got a ban on the import of essential drugs and other consumer goods.

“I’m not ready to comment on it. At this stage (the discussion of the bill – “MK”) is better to get comments from the legislators themselves,” Peskov said in response to a request of journalists. He recalled Putin’s words that any response will be dictated primarily by the interests of Russia.

Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin said that currently discussion of a possible meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, which they agreed over the phone, not conducted. “I hope that over time when the United States will be determined by internal issues, some communication will begin”, – said Peskov.


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