Ukraine accuses Russian Federation of attack on president's website after web sanctions

Ukraine accuses Russian Federation of attack on president's website after web sanctions

Ukraine accuses Russian Federation of attack on president's website after web sanctions

President Petro Poroshenko's office announced the decree, which he signed a day earlier, banning operations of popular Russian websites, such as search engine Yandex, for three years.

The president of Ukraine banned four of the nation's most popular websites Monday with a new round of sanctions targeting Russian Federation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent aggression.

Among the main things that have angered Ukraine include Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and the self-proclaimed independence of Ukraine's east. Ukraine has been constantly banning Russian products and even Russian people from entering the country.

Ukraine imposes ban on electronic media entities including television channels, news agencies and online newspapers.

The immediate reaction to Poroshenko's decision in Ukraine itself was strongly negative.

"We have always steered clear of politics", said VK, which claims about 16 million social network users in Ukraine alone.

Ukraine says the sanctions are a way to protect against cyber attacks.

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Official sources said in Delhi that the searches were spread across Mumbai , Delhi , Chennai , and Gurugram. It also notes that the officers ignored requests of the Department of Revenue to investigate the matter.


A ban would be imposed on government procurement from companies put under the sanctions.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists that Moscow had not forgotten the principle of reciprocity when it came to such disputes, calling the move "short-sighted".

Top Russian search engine Yandex is also banned in Ukraine today.

Russian social media networks Vkontakte (the Russian equivalent of Facebook) and Odnoklassniki were banned.

The war began less than two months after massive street protests toppled a Russian-backed president in February 2014 and both Kiev and the West see the conflict as Russia's retribution for the loss of its ally.

Ukraine has also accused Russian computer hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with viruses.

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