US Treasury Department: Telecom Firms Exempt From Russia Sanctions
By sweN TR
Businesses involving “services, software, hardware, or technology incident to the exchange of communications over the internet” will no longer be subject to sanctions over Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.
The move follows pleas from NGOs and internet freedom groups which argued that cutting Russians off from communication with the West would do more harm than good.
The decision is bad news for Kiev though, which has urged the West for a digital iron curtain by revoking Russia’s access to the Domain Name System.