Mobile communications of the Vodafone (MTS) Ukrainian operator in the occupied territories of Donetsk oblast may break at any minute. Viktor Yatsenko, who calls himself "Minister of Communications of the DNR", told this during the so-called "reception of citizens" in Horlivka, - participants of this meeting write in social networks.
According to the "minister", the MTS communication in the occupation zone is "close to death".
Yatsenko once again reproached Vodafone for the fact that the Ukrainian company does not want to pay money to the terrorists: we "simply do not have funds" to support its equipment.
"Therefore, we feed it a little, but there is a lack of funds for something greater. At the moment, Vodafone works on the personal initiative of the "DNR" head: both repairs and maintenance are being paid from the republican fund.
As previously reported, under the leadership of Viktor Yatsenko, who calls himself "Minister of Communications", the equipment of Kyivstar and Lifecell Ukrainian mobile operators was looted. The work of the separatist Phoenix mobile network was organized on their technical basis. After mobile communication of Vodafone (MTS) was disconnected on January 11 throughout the occupied territory of Donbass, Phoenix became almost a monopolist, having increased its subscriber base to a million of users. At the same time, its functionality is limited to the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast and, under the conditions of the influx of users, it works "half the time".
The work of the MTS Ukrainian operator has improved over time, but the connection is not always stable and it is often becomes completely disconnected. The occupation authorities insist that Ukraine pay for the operation of the Vodafone mobile operator.