Facebook and many independent media have stopped operating in Russia Notified Agence France-Presse Thursday evening.
On Thursday evening, the creators of GlobalCheck and AFP journalists visiting Moscow reported that they had problems accessing Facebook sites and independent media, such as Medusa, Deutsche Welle, RFE-RL and BBC Russian.
Wednesday The US State Department accused Russia of starting an “all-out war with media freedom and truth.” By blocking independent sources of information to prevent Russians from accessing information about the invasion of Ukraine.
Information about blocking access to, among other things, Medusa was confirmed by the Roskomandzor office. Information on this topic is published by the Nexta portal.
The situation is connected with the decision of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office of February 24, 2022.
Russia’s war with Ukraine has been going on for more than a week. On February 24, Russian troops crossed the border on the order of Vladimir Putin “to ensure peace” in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics – semi-states in eastern Ukraine.
According to information from domestic and foreign services and media, not only the Ukrainian army and critical infrastructure were victims of Russian aggression, but also civilians and residential buildings.
Preliminary data indicate that there are about one million refugees from Ukraine in Europe. More than 500,000 of them find shelter in Poland.
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