Ukraine Intends to Impose Sanctions against Russian Online Services
OREANDA-NEWS. Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy, Oleksandr Tkachenko, announced on September 23 that the cabinet of ministers will consider the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russian online services in connection with the entry of the Internet retailer Wildberries into the country’s market.
“Recently, it was announced that the Russian online service Wildberries entered the Ukrainian market. In this regard, a protocol instruction is proposed to the cabinet of ministers to consider the possibility of applying special economic and other restrictive measures to online services that promote and offer various products and content of Russian origin… that are prohibited by law,” Tkachenko said during a government meeting.
The largest Russian online retailer Wildberries reported on Monday that it had launched sales in Ukraine. The company, which sells clothing, footwear, accessories and cosmetics, operates in the markets of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Poland and Slovakia.