Closing access to Russian social networks in Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko jeopardizes the freedom of speech and support of Western countries, which Ukraine counts on, writes Helsingin Sanomat.

The political support of the government of Ukraine by Western countries is based on the slogans of demonstrators demanding democracy and observance of freedoms in Kiev three years ago.

Later, Crimea and military actions in the east of Ukraine turned the country into a place of clarification of relations between Russia and the West. Continuation of reforms and democratic development is the main condition, according to which Western countries are ready to continue supporting Ukraine.

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