London: Telegram may consider restricting news channels within messenger partially or fully in Ukraine and Russia, if the conflict in Ukraine escalates, founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov said on Sunday.
“If the situation escalates we will consider partially or fully restricting the work of Telegram channels in involved countries during conflict,” Durov said.
On Thursday, Russia began a special operation to demilitarise and “denazify” Ukraine, responding to calls from the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics for help in countering the aggression of Ukrainian forces. Moscow has repeatedly said that it has no plans to occupy the Ukrainian territory.
However, despite this fact, many foreign countries accused Russia of invading the neighboring country and violating its territorial integrity, and pledged to provide Kiev with additional military assistance to fight the Russian armed forces.