Since May 30, mobile communications and the Internet have completely disappeared in the Kherson region. The occupiers turned off the power to the equipment, disconnected the cables, etc. And, unfortunately, most likely, in the near future it will not be possible to restore the connection. About it reported in the State Special Communications Service.
“Currently, residents of the region are unable to make national and international calls using landlines. Unfortunately, in the near future it will most likely not be possible to restore communications in the region, since the relevant equipment is under the complete control of the occupation regime and the Russian military. This is not the first attempt to deprive Ukrainian citizens who find themselves in the temporarily occupied territories of the opportunity to contact their relatives, call an ambulance or rescuers, and receive truthful information about the course of the war and the situation in the country,” the publication says.
But there were reports of Russian propaganda being broadcast through the loudspeakers. And it is possible that in the future they will try to connect Ukrainian users to Russian Internet networks and mobile operators, completely controlled by hostile intelligence services.
At the same time, thanks to the rapid response of the lifecell emergency recovery group, the State Special Communications Service managed to resume the work of 26 base stations and improve communications in the Mykolaiv region as soon as possible.
Ukrtelecom specialists resumed operation of the Podolsk-Bershad main transmission line. Now subscribers in the city of Balta in the Odessa region, as well as in the cities of Pervomaisk, Yuzhnoukrainsk and Novy Bug in the Mykolaiv region can again use the company’s services. Also, the provision of IP services for subscribers of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region and services in some settlements of the Sumy region, which was lost as a result of an emergency power outage, were resumed.
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