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Monopoly fixed-phone operator Ukrtelecom has switched off part of its network in Donetsk Oblast after Russian-backed forces seized control of the company’s Donetsk office, the company said on March 1.

The operator, owned by Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, said it had cut the area off from the national network because it had lost centralized control over the occupied Ukrainian territories in Donetsk Oblast.

Internet and telephone services for almost 200,000 people were shut off.

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it is time for Ukraine to start destroying all transportation links between the Donbas area especially when trains are carrying military equipment.

It is time to cut off everything. Persons who cross into 'real Ukraine' for pension checks should not be allowed to return. Why finance Russia????

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