KIEV (Sputnik) — Yatsenyuk has instructed the Ukrainian State Special Communications Service to "immediately turn off program updates, acquisition and use by government bodies," the statement reads.
"[Ukrainian Prime Minister] Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that, in accordance with a decision by the National Security and Defense Council, there is a direct ban on the use of Russian software. He noted that this concerns, in particular, software from the Kaspersky Lab," Ukraine's cabinet said in a statement.
According to the company, Kaspersky Lab has operated in the Ukrainian market since 2006, has been a diligent taxpayer and has used cutting-edge technologies to provide protection against cyberthreats to its customers, including government organizations and businesses.
Kaspersky Lab provides protection to over 400 million users and 270 thousand companies worldwide, ranging from large enterprises to small and medium businesses.