Kiev’s decision to impose new sanctions against Russia, in particular block a number of online resources violates international law, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky. His words leads to “Interfax” on Tuesday, may 16.
“Incredibly. Inhuman. Absolutely unreasonable and devoid of any legal and human grounds. (…) I think such measures have no analogies in the world practice of recent times”, — said the Deputy.
At the same time, Slutsky expressed confidence that the “unreasonable actions” of the Ukrainian authorities will not be able to embroil the Russian and Ukrainian citizens. “No matter how hard artificially raise our peoples, no matter how trying to marginalize Russia in the minds of Ukrainians (…), our people do not breed,” he said.
Earlier Tuesday the Russian foreign Ministry said that the authorities of the neighboring state “by leaps and bounds moving to build an authoritarian state,” which severely limited freedom of speech and unfettered access to information.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on sanctions, recalled the principle of reciprocity. However, he clarified that he does not know what countermeasures will be taken.
On 16 may it became known that the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has approved a new package of anti-Russian sanctions. Restrictions you want to impose, in particular, Mail.Ru Group, social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”. In addition, will be blocked by the service “Yandex” and restricted the broadcasting of several television stations.