The Speaker Of The Federation Council Valentina Matvienko
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MOSCOW, may 23. /TASS/. The Ukrainian authorities harm the interests of the Ukrainian people, forbidding Russian social networks, Internet resources, TV and books, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
As she said in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”, to comment on what is happening in Ukraine is more complex, since gaining strength degradation of the political system of the country, and the actions of the authorities are unpredictable. “For example, and have blocked the Russian social network search engine “Yandex”, Mail.ru. Whether Kiev is doing this for political self-preservation, or in some other order, but certainly not in the interests of the people and the country”, – said Matvienko. “All of the above restraining action is a gross violation of rights of Ukrainian citizens to freedom of speech and freedom of access to information”, – said the speaker.