Ukraine blocks Russia’s answer to Facebook and Google

Russia’s Facebook and Google equivalents have been banned in Ukraine – hitting millions of web surfers.

The crackdown is the latest sanctions against Russia in retaliation to its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Social media site Vkontakte, similar to Facebook, and Yandex, like Google, were among the sites to be banned by Kyiv today (May 16).

The decree by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also banned Ukrainian web hosts from linking to the Russian websites from May 15.

VKontakte, which has …
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