Troops now banned from using cell phones without commander’s permission

14:40, 01 July 2015
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The Verkhovna Rada adopted an amendment to the Statute of the Internal Service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine prohibiting the Ukrainian troops from using cell phones and other data transmitting devices without a commander’s permission.


The law provides that a commander of a military unit sets the procedure for the storage and use of personal cameras, tape recorders, radios, cell phones, other mobile communication and data transmission devices, computers and other household electronic equipment for the military on active duty.

According to the amendment, “military personnel performing the duties of military service are prohibited from using personal mobile communication devices: in the areas of Anti-terrorist operation, in an emergency period or during a special period in areas where combat operations are performed.”

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