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Ukrtelecoms Crimean sub-branches officially report that unknown people have seized several telecommunications nodes in the Crimea


Late on 28 February, 2014 unknown people seized several telecommunications nodes in the Crimea. In view of this fact Ukrtelecom officially reports that the company has lost the technical capacity to provide connection between the peninsula and the rest of Ukraine and probably across the peninsula too.

The unknown damaged the fibre backbone cable of Ukrtelecom.

As a result, there are almost no services of fixed telephony, Internet access and mobile communications TriMob provided in the territory of the Crimea.

Ukrtelecom states that communications services are VITAL to sustain essential support systems in the peninsula including first aid, fire and rescue services.

The Crimean sub-branches of Ukrtelecom is urging not to damage the operational processes and equipment of the company used to provide customers with quality services in the peninsula.

The company is expressing concern over the events and calling upon law-enforcement agencies to take immediate steps to resolve the situation.

Specialists of Ukrtelecom are doing everything they can to return the network to the normal operational mode and restore fixed telephony in the peninsula as soon as possible.

The Crimean branch of the company is hopeful that the situation in the peninsula will be settled soon and will take every possible effort to stabilize the work of the network and restore all of its services.

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