Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, signed a decree, in fact, blocking access to Yandex, Odnoklassnikam and VKontakte on the territory of Ukraine. The decree introduces the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) "On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)."
Screenshot from the site of the President of Ukraine As part of these sanctions, including Internet providers are prohibited to provide services for users' access to the "resources of Mail.ru (www.mail.ru) and social-oriented resources" Vkontakte "(www.vk. Com) and "Classmates" (www.ok.ru) ". In addition, the ban deals with a variety of Yandex services. From Post to Maps, regular search and pictures, News, Real Estate, Air Tickets, Metrics and the rest. It's interesting that some services are partially banned. So, Yandex.Pogoda is prohibited only for Moscow and Kiev (blocked addresses https://yandex.ru/pogoda/moscow and https://yandex.ua/pogoda/kyiv), as well as Poster – are blocked https: // afisha .yandex.ru /? City = moscow and https://afisha.yandex.ua/events?city=kyiv&tag=cinema. Sanctions against Mail.ru and Yandex will be valid for three years, until May 15, 2020.