Some 73% of Ukraine’s mobile network back in service following blackout

Some 73% of Ukraine’s mobile network back in service following blackout

In Ukraine, after a large-scale blackout caused by a massive Russian missile attack, 73% of the mobile network was restored.

That’s according to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, who reported the update on Telegram, as seen by Ukrinform.

"Some 73% of Ukraine's mobile network is already working after the largest blackout arranged by the Russians. Thanks to the active work of energy repair teams, who quickly restored power, mobile operators reconnected half of the base stations. This allowed millions of people to finally call their family and find out the latest news," Fedorov noted.

According to the minister, the situation has significantly improved in Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, Volyn, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Kharkiv, and Zhytomyr regions.

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The connection is also stabilized in Cherkasy, Lviv, Rivne, Vinnytsia, and Chernivtsi regions. Repair works are ongoing.

"We still have communication issues in other regions. The most noticeable problems remain in Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions. But energy companies and telecom firms are working 24/7 to restore communication across the entire territory of Ukraine as soon as possible," Fedorov emphasized.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Volodymyr Kondrashov, the spokesman for the State Special Communications Service, called on Ukrainians to use mobile communications and Internet services very sparingly at the moment because after the massive missile attacks, the communications equipment is working at the limit of its capacity.

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