Russian Social Networks Blocked in Ukraine

  • As per reports, a ban on Russia's biggest social media networks as well as internet services has been imposed by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko.

    The targeted social networks include VK.com and Odnoklassniki, search engine Yandex and the Mail.ru email service.

    Reports say that this decision may bring controversy domestically, as VK (VKontakte) has around 15 million users in Ukraine and Odnoklassiki is also widely popular.

    This decision is an important ramping up of sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine that is continuing.