Slutsky called on the PACE and the EP to condemn the ban on Russian social networks in Ukraine

Leonid Slutsky

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MOSCOW, may 17. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky has regarded the statement of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe of Europe thorbjørn Jagland on the blocking in Ukraine, the Russian social networks as a common assessment of actions of President Poroshenko and called for the PACE and the European Parliament to condemn this decision.

Earlier, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (COE) thorbjørn Jagland expressed concern about the decree of Peter Poroshenko about the lock on the territory of Ukraine the Russian social networking and other Internet services. As stated in his statement on the website of the COE, it contradicts the conventional understanding of freedom of expression and freedom of media.