Russia is targeting Ukraine's comms, says UK MoD

Russia is targeting Ukraine's comms, says UK MoD

Ukraine’s communications infrastructure is probably being targeted on purpose by Russia said the UK’s Ministry of Defence, to prevent citizens from accessing reliable news on the invasion.

In an intelligence update, the MoD has said: “Russia is probably targeting Ukraine’s communications infrastructure in order to reduce Ukrainian citizens’ access to reliable news and information.

The MoD noted there were reports of a TV tower in the city of Kharkiv was attacked yesterday (March 6), following a similar strike on a TV tower in capital city Kyiv on March 1.

Internet in Ukraine is “highly likely” to be “disrupted” but due to collateral damage from Russian strikes on infrastructure. The MoD reported there being internet outages in the following locations: Mariupol, Sumy, Kyiv and Kharkiv.

Internet outages were reported as soon as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began last month. Most notably Ericsson, which is undergoing its own struggles, has suspended equipment deliveries to Russia in the wake of war.

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