Аnalysts at Civil Network OPORA, Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform
May 17, 2023, 16:52

At least 46 Ukrainian Internet providers were forced to stop working in temporarily occupied territories — research by civil network OPORA

Currently, 11 “gray” Internet providers operate in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Anasatasia Romaniuk, an analyst at Civil Network OPORA, made this statement during the presentation of the research at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“First of all, since 2014, the russians have been resorting to, on the one hand, stealing and seizing the equipment and offices of Ukrainian Internet providers and mobile operators. Some of them were simply taken over. Another part was forced to connect their traffic to the russian Internet under the threat of torture from russia, through blackmail and other forms of violence. Thus, it is currently known that at least 46 Internet providers were forced to stop working in the temporarily occupied territories,” Anasatasia Romaniuk said.

She pointed out that 11 “gray” local Internet providers are currently operating in the temporarily occupied territories.

“And after the start of the full-scale invasion, when, unfortunately, the area of the temporarily occupied territories grew in size, russia has been methodically connecting those providers who previously worked on the territory of the so-called DPR and LPR, and also rerouting traffic through the systems laid across the Crimean Peninsula.”

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