Contents tagged with Odnoklassniki

  • Ukrainian Security Service asks Google and Apple to block Russian mobile apps

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is in talks with Google and Apple to impose a ban on mobile applications of Russian companies which are under Ukrainian sanctions, Radio Liberty reports, citing the SBU’s press service.

    "As of today, discussions are continuing with Google and Apple regarding legal ways to block mobile applications developed by legal entities, which have been subject to special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) and which provide access to the resources/ …

  • Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki in Ukraine’s top 10 most visited sites

    In May, the five most visited domains in Ukraine were Google, Youtube, Facebook, VKontakte and Ukr.Net.

    The daily average and monthly coverage of the Ukrainian audience for VKontakte were 18% and 35% respectively of those included in the poll.

    The Russian social network VKontakte, banned by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), has remained in fourth place, and the other Russian social network Odnoklassniki remains in the top ten most visited sites. These were the results of a …

  • Mail.Ru Group estimates $13 million losses due to blocking of its services on the territory of Ukraine

    Due to the blocking of VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and other Mail.Ru Group services in Ukraine, the company will lose about 1.5% of its revenues in 2017, which is about 790 million to 809 million rubles or slightly over thirteen million dollars. This is reported in the company's report for the second quarter of 2017.

    "The blocking of our products in Ukraine in the second quarter had an adverse impact on our revenues. We estimate the negative impact at 1.5% of our total revenue in 2017. Despite …

  • Ukraine sends a letter to the EU citing ‘Russian aggression’ as the reason for blocking access to Russian websites

    Ukraine sent a letter to the Council of Europe detailing its official position on the blocking of Russian Internet sites and the introduction of economic sanctions against companies from the Russian Federation.

    According to the Evropeiska Pravda publication, the European Council posted a notice about the receipt of this document from Ukraine on its web site dedicated to the safety of journalists.

    “The aggression of the Russian Federation and the problems that Ukraine faces require appropriate …

  • Security Service of Ukraine opened 34 criminal proceedings against users of VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks

    Since early 2017, the Security Service of Ukraine has opened 34 criminal proceedings against users of the social networks, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, on charges of spreading anti-Ukrainian propaganda, the press service of the SBU reports.

    "During January - June 2017 the SBU filed cases against the account owners and administrators of the social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, for disseminating appeals to overthrow the constitutional system and state power in the country, as well as …

  • After the ban on Russian social networks, the number of Ukrainian Facebook users grew by 25%

    The Ukrainian audience on Facebook has grown by almost a 25% in the past two weeks adding 1.5 million users, as reported by Watcher online newspaper.

    As of today, Facebook has 8.3 million Ukrainian users. According to the methodology established by the American social network, users are considered to be people who have been logged in and used the social network at least once within the last 30 days.

    Over the past 8 years - since April 2009 – the Facebook audience in Ukraine has grown by 131 …

  • Poroshenko plans to sign law banning St. George's ribbon in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko will sign a law banning St. George's ribbon as soon as it arrives from the Verkhovna Rada. He stated this on Sunday in his speech on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Historical-Memorial Reserve 'Bykivnia Graves'.

    Poroshenko noted that eight years ago the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution on the identity of the Nazi and Stalin regimes and proposed a joint day for the memory of the victims of Stalinism …

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of waging hybrid war, moves to block Russian media and social networks

    On May 16, Ukraine put the Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki on the sanctions list. The Ukrainian president signed a decree affirming the ruling of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) from April 28 to expand the list of physical and legal entities with sanctions against them.

    Which companies are on the sanctions list ?

    In total there are 1228 physical persons and 468 companies on the updated list. Firstly, Ukraine has introduced sanctions against the major …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs calls for blocking of social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki

    Advisor to the Ministrer of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiryak called for the blocking of the social network sites Vkontakte (InContact) and Odnoklassniki (Classmates) in the country’s territory. It is necessary to block these sites because they are “completely controlled and run by the Russian Secret Service,” he said on Thursday, February 16 at a briefing in Kyiv.

    Shkiryak noted that the Russian Secret Service creates groups with “eloquent sounding patriotic names,” which do the …