In the Kremlin commented on the decision of the court on the Telegram lock in Russia

© RIA Novoselovoy Telegram messenger. Archival photoIn the Kremlin commented on the decision of the court on the Telegram lock in Russia© RIA Novosti

Roskomnadzor has taken steps to execute the court decision on blocking of Telegram messenger in Russia, these measures can be implemented, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«This is not a game of hide and seek, catch-up. Roskomnadzor has taken steps in pursuance of the relevant court decision. I don’t think now is the time to talk about the effectiveness of the technological measures. One thing is clear that these measures will be implemented», — said Peskov told reporters, commenting on the blocking instant messenger users.

«I’m not an expert to give an accurate assessment associated with the functioning of this system, I think better to address in Roskomnadzor. One thing is clear, I repeat, the court’s decision is implemented», — concluded the press-Secretary of the Russian President.

Tagansky court of Moscow on April 13 upheld the claim of Roskomnadzor about blocking Telegram messenger in Russia in connection with the failure to pass the FSB encryption keys. The court allowed to block Telegram immediately, without waiting for the decision of the appeal. The court has sent the decision to Roskomnadzor. Messenger will be blocked in Russia, yet will not give the government the keys to decrypt user messages, the court decided.

Earlier on Monday, Roskomnadzor sent to the operators information about restricting access to a Telegram in accordance with the decision of the court. In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, the lock must be completed within 24 hours. Also Roskomnadzor began legally significant correspondence with all the app stores about the removal of Telegram.

The founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov on Friday after the court announced its ruling on his page in social network «Vkontakte» wrote that Telegram will use built-in methods to bypass locks which don’t require action from users. He also noted that regardless of whether the lock Telegram will retain the ability to centrally send out notices to all Russian users, informing the development of the situation.

The Deputy head of the Ministry of communications Alexei Volin said earlier RIA Novosti that the court’s decision on blocking Telegram is not a tragedy for the Russians, they will find the opportunity to obtain information, the authors of the Telegram channels will also be able to convey your content to the audience in other ways.

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