In accordance with sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU), NEPLP decided to limit the activities of “VKontakte” (vk.com), “Odnoklassniki” (ok.ru) and “Moi mir” (my.mail.ru) in Latvia.
The platforms will be blocked next week, Āboliņš said.
Par NEPLP lēmumu saistībā ar ES sankcijām pic.twitter.com/LyrDQpT7xK— Ivars Āboliņš (@Ivars_Abolins) May 12, 2022
The decision was taken because NEPLP had evidence that the platforms were owned and controlled by Yury Kovalchuk and Vladimir Kiriyenko. These persons face EU sanctions for opposing Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.