Donetsk, Jul 12 — DAN. The number of subscribers of the Donetsk People’s Republic mobile operator Phoenix has increased by nearly 100,000 since the beginning of the liberation operation, the operator’s press service told the Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.

“As of today, the Republican Communications Operator (‘Phoenix’) state unitary enterprise customer base has increased by 100,000 active users, ” the press service said.

“Some 1.4 DPR residents currently use Phoenix services, ” a press service representative said when asked about the customer base increase since the liberation of DPR settlements.

Phoenix is the first DPR mobile operator covering the whole territory of the Republic. It was test-launched in June 2015 and began full-fledged operation in February 2016.

The special military operation in Ukraine and Donbass began on February 24, 2022. As of now, 238 settlements have come under DPR control.*jk