The armed men took premises of Vega telecom operator branch, owned by the businessman Rinat Akhmetov, in the occupied Donetsk. This was reported on the company's website.
"Unidentified armed men entered the office of Vega company (PJSC Farlep-Invest) in Donetsk on January 23, 2017. They sealed the equipment and forced the staff to leave the premises", - the statement said.
The telecom operator cannot technically manage its assets and information in the territory uncontrolled by Ukraine at the moment.
It is noted that Vega company appealed to the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine with the appropriate application.
Vega telecommunication group is included in the telecommunication business of SCM group. The operational management of Vega telecommunication group is carried out by PJSC Farlep-Invest.
Vega appeared in the Ukrainian telecommunication market in 2008 as a result of rebranding of the Farlep-Optima group of companies, consisting of the largest telecommunication groups Farlep and Optima Telecom as well as Ucomline, CSS, IP Telecom, Matritsa, Vilcom and many others.