The Ukrainian authorities should not undermine the constitutional principle of freedom of speech, despite the "extremely negative impact" of Russia, said TASS the representative of US state Department.
A spokesman commented on the decision of Kiev on the lock for the Ukrainians of a number of Russian websites and social networks "Vkontakte" and "Odnoklassniki".
He expressed confidence that Russia allegedly uses "means to exert an extremely negative influence on the work of the government in Kiev", and the Russian media "trying to prevent the Western media" spreading "wrong information". However, according to him, freedom of speech is a key element of any healthy democracy and it is enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine.
"We urge the Ukrainian government to find a way to protect their national interests without undermining constitutional principles," the diplomat said.
Earlier in Ukraine the lawyer filed the claim to the President of Petro Poroshenko on the abolition of his decree ordering to close the user access to Russian social networks.
16 may Poroshenko signed the decree, according to which the services of the companies "Yandex" and Mail.Ru Group and also social network "Schoolmates" and "Vkontakte" will be blocked in the country. According to the document, the company within three years will not be able to carry out any financial transactions and withdraw money or other assets outside the country.
Internet-Association of Ukraine recognized, that the limitation of access to Russian resources is technically impossible. According to the Chairman of the organization Alexander Fedenko, on the implementation of the decree you will need about a billion dollars and two years.
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