Ukrainian mobile operators have denied the information spread by Crimean authorities about the suspension of servicing their subscribers on the Crimean peninsula.
"We do not plan to suspend services. Now our services are available," the head of the PR department at MTS Ukraine, Viktoriya Ruban, told Interfax-Ukraine.
Corporate Affairs Director of JSC Kyivstar Mykhailo Shuranov said that the position on Crimea remains unchanged, the servicing of subscribers is continuing despite the increasing complexity of work.
Astelit (the Life:) brand) also did not confirm the information about a possible disconnect of its network.
Meanwhile Crimea’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Polonsky announced MTS Ukraine was to cease its services in the region.
“Immediate total disconnection is not technically possible from Kiev, so it will take place within about 48 hours,”- he said, adding other Ukrainian operators could also wind up business in Crimea in the near future.
The statement comes as Simferopol residents reported MTS Ukraine service was ceased in Crimean capital on Tuesday morning.
Representatives of MTS-office in Simferopol commenting the situation said “there were some technical problems that would be found and solved”.