The work of the mobile operator MTS (Vodafone) in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast is stopped once again. This is stated in the message of the fake "Ministry of Communications of the DNR".
Representatives of the occupiers claim that the connection was absent as a result of damage to a fiber-optic link. The location of the damaged spot is not known.
As previously reported, under the leadership of Viktor Yatsenko, who calls himself "Minister of Communications", the equipment of Ukrainian mobile operators Kyivstar and Lifecell was looted. The work of the separatist Phoenix mobile network was organized on their technical basis. After Vodafone (MTS) was disconnected on January 11 throughout the occupied territory of Donbass, “Phoenix” became almost a monopolist, having increased its subscriber base to one million users. At the same time, its functionality is limited to the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast. Vodafone is currently operating in the occupied territory, but does not provide sustainable coverage. The "DNR" insists that Vodafone must make payments in the occupied territory.