Donetsk, Mar 28 – DAN. DPR authorities have met Vodafone's requirements to restore its services in the Republic, said the DPR minister of communications Viktor Yatsenko.

"During the Minsk talks we have reviews and approved all Ukrainian suggestions and requirements on Vodafone return to the Republic. The company's representatives asked to send them an official invitation. We did it. Our experts prepared and sent a letter describing the range of works and assistance we need. We fully cooperate and meet them halfway and we are expecting Ukrainian auditors and experts to restore equipment."

Earlier Vodafone's management and control director Oleg Prozhivalskiy told Ukrainian media that DPR allegedly appropriated the equipment and manage company's objects, while negotiations on services restoration are hampered.

"Prozhivalskiy's allegations are not true. The staff of Communications ministry has never taken over the objects. If third persons visit the objects, it is only because Ukrainian company's personnel in the Republic have the involvement."

On January 11, the DPR was cut off from the last Ukrainian mobile carrier MTS-Ukraine (Vodafone) services after an emergency disconnection of communication channel outside Elenovka. Sales of DPR Phoenix mobile operator starter kits grew immediately. In the first five days after the MTS Ukraine failure Phoenix added 50,000 subscribers.

Yatsenko later said that Vodafone representatives got in contact, and the sides agreed to continue the dialog on the carrier's services restoration.*ot