“This reason is provoking equipment and base stations failures (including junction stations), that has already led to and will be leading to deteriorating connection in Crimea. The number of dead equipment is gradually rising,” Kyivstar said.
“The circumstances could not be eliminated by the company’s own efforts. However, we are doing our best to maintain the high quality coverage on our part and apologizing to subscribers for the inconveniences.”
VimpelCom Ltd. is also the sole owner of major Russian mobile operator VimpelCom.
VimpelCom said earlier that it will cancel international roaming in Crimea starting from Friday.
VimpelCom Ltd.’s major owner is Altimo, managing telecommunication assets of Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa-Group, owning 47.85%, and Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor with 42.95%.