The petition for the complete blocking and termination of cooperation of state bodies with the pro-Russian publication "Strana.ua" received the necessary 25 151 votes. Now it should be considered by Volodymyr Zelensky.
The author of the petition Roman Balan notes that not all internet providers follow the NSDCʼs decision to block this resource. In particular, it can be accessed through mirrors in the best, today, media, etc. domain zones.
In addition, the editors of the pro-Russian publication created a new YouTube channel to circumvent the bans, and after the de-occupation of Balaklia, “Strana.ua” journalists were accredited to the state press.
The initiator of the petition asks President Zelensky to check the implementation of the NSDC decision.
- On August 20, 2021, the National Security Council imposed sanctions against the editor-in-chief of “Strana.ua” Ihor Guzhva and video blogger Sharii, as well as against his wife, her mother, and a number of other persons.
- And according to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of December 30, 2021, in addition to the main domains "Sharii.Net" and "Strana.ua", access to web resources and services similar in content (for example, to so-called mirror sites) is also blocked.