A source at Ukraine’s SSU (Security Service of Ukraine), who wished to remain anonymous, tipped off Ukrainskaya Pravda about the ban.

It was reported earlier that Mikhail Gorbachov said that Putin did the right thing by occupying Crimea. According to Gorbachev, if he had been in Putin’s position and faced a similar situation, he would have done the same.

In his turn, Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on May 26 that the Kremlin welcomes Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko’s intention to restore Ukraine’s jurisdiction over occupied Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

The Ukrainian Parliament set February 20, 2014 as an official date of the beginning of Crimea’s occupation by Russia.