The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his article for the publication Politico said that gaining momentum, “a new generation of hybrid war”, which Russia, in his opinion, is against his country and the Western world. “The tentacles of the Kremlin are drawn to the throats of the key capitals of Europe and its transatlantic allies,” he wrote.
“The Western world needs to make commitments on joint action and to unite to protect their values and respect for international law”, — said Poroshenko.
According to the Ukrainian President, this “hybrid war” imposed against Russian Internet resources sanctions. “Hybrid attack Moscow strikes on several fronts, with priority given to cyberspace. Those who are brave enough to cut the tentacles are under new attack,” he said.
Poroshenko said that Kiev closed when access to social networks, driven by Russia, “Moscow responded with massive and coordinated cyber attack, supported by the information propaganda.”
“Russia has used its information powers, well known in Paris, Berlin and around the Atlantic world to protect their social network who are its agents, such as “Vkontakte” or “Odnoklassniki”,” — said Poroshenko.
16 may, Poroshenko has signed a decree banning access to Russian social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, as well as to all services of the company “Yandex”. Restrictions imposed under decision of the Council of national security and defense dated 28 April. In addition, was banned by the antivirus program “Kaspersky Lab” and the products of the company “1C”.