Ukrainian internet is experiencing serious disruptions as the fighting continues, according to a network monitoring organisation.
The report said it had confirmed “significant disruptions” in Kharkiv on Thursday and further disruptions have been tracked across Ukraine, reaching Kyiv on Saturday morning with a “major disruption” registered to GigaTrans, Ukraine’s “backbone internet provider… which supplies connectivity to several other networks”.
“While connectivity does remain available through other routes, the incident is likely to have a significant impact on infrastructure, limiting citizens’ ability to communicate,” it said.
“Work is ongoing to assess the incidents and their contexts. Telecoms disruptions in Ukraine have so far been attributed to power outages, cyberattacks, sabotage, and kinetic impacts.”
So far there is still contact coming out of Kyiv, including social media posts, pictures and photos, and some of those posting from the city say they haven’t experienced any trouble, so the extent of the disruption still seems unclear.
⚠️ Confirmed: Real-time network data show a major disruption to #Ukraine's internet backbone provider GigaTrans, which supplies connectivity to many other networks. The incident comes as heavy fighting is reported in #Vasylkiv and #Kyiv 📉
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) February 26, 2022