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Media Ban: Russia proactive in aiding Ukrainians circumvent restrictions


At the backdrop Ukraine’s  leader’s Petior Poreshenko’s prohibition on its website hosting companies of generally giving exclusives from Russian media websites as well tweet handles and pages early this week, Russia’s officers as well as government-owned outlets has put up guides that aides the bypassing of the bans.

As an answer to Ukrainian fiscal restrictions in progress, Russian-247, the country’s government-owned Television house, broadcasted directions on circumventing the limitations, elucidating to their neighbours about “several methods of bypassing the blocked sites.”

“Among the simplest methods remains downloading the app that would change your present nation to another that enjoys the freedom of online surfing” a presenter proffered, going by a broadcast that took place early this month. “Frequently, these methods enable accesses into several websites.”

Russia’s heads, like Envgeny Renvenko, a top official in Vladmir Puttin’s government has made jokes on these restrictions from Russia-based websites, terming them as being “dim-witted as well as ridiculous.”

Although Russia’s administration has spoken against the restrictions by Ukraine, it had equally stopped access to several millions of sites recently. Its resolve to provide Ukraine’s citizens with accessibility into the banned websites was initiated barely twelve months since the blocking of LinkedIn, an online marketplace for experts.

This most recent sanction in opposition to Russian websites constitutes a continuous practise. The ban was slapped as a retort to Russian unapproved amalgamation of the Crimea’s east of Ukrainian territory, and also the supports to freedom fighters around the region. For two years, the Ukrainian government had slapped bans affecting over a thousand individuals as well as over four hundred personalities from Russia, comprising of various national news outlets, based on reports from people’s rights monitors.