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Stets Orders List Of Websites Posing Threat Ukraine's Security For Closure

Stets Orders List Of Websites Posing Threat Ukraine's Security For Closure

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Information Policy Minister Yurii Stets has ordered Deputy Minister Dmytro Zolotukhin to draw up a list of websites that should be closed as posing threat to Ukraine's information security.

Stets announced this at a press conference, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"In the next two weeks I would like him to bring this list of websites that should be closed to the expert council of the Information Policy Ministry, which includes media experts and public figures," said the minister.

He mentioned a website Russian Spring.

The minister says the list of the websites will be discussed with the Security Service of Ukraine also.

"But there is one problem. Ukrainian laws do not provide any mechanism for this reaction," he said.

He presumed that the closure of the websites would be through court rulings.

Minister Stets called for amendments to the Ukrainian legislation to be able to react to websites posing threat to Ukraine's security as soon as possible.

The Minister said the expert council would not allow censorship.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President Petro Poroshenko approved the Information Security Doctrine of Ukraine in late February.

The doctrine instructs the Ministry of Information Policy to monitor the mass information media and public Internet resources to identify information that is banned in Ukraine and instructs the Security to monitor domestic and foreign mass information media to identify threats to Ukraine's national security.

The Council of Europe did not preliminarily analyze the Ukrainian Information Security Doctrine that was adopted in late February.

Poroshenko introduced the National Security and Defense Council's decision "On State Cyber-Security Threats and Measures to Neutralize them," which instructs the Cabinet of Ministers to prepare a draft law that provides for blocking of information resources, on February 13.

The Internet Association of Ukraine has described these measures as political censorship.