The Kremlin confirmed that the shutdown of mobile Internet at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is connected with the planned speech of Vladimir Putin at the plenary session.
“Of course, both security measures and digital security measures are being taken quite strengthened, one might say unprecedented, this is normal practice. The enemy acts arrogantly and does not leave attempts to inflict damage, so it is very important to be collected, mobilized in this regard and take all precautions, ” said Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier today, the Faridaily project, citing sources, said that the decision to turn off the Internet was made, among other things, so that “drones would not attack the forum site.” Telecom operators have received an order from the Ministry of Digital Development, as a result, there will be no Internet throughout the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center.
At the same time (on the morning of June 16), the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that several Caliber missiles were fired at Ukraine.
An air raid alert has now been declared in more than 10 regions of Ukraine, including Kiev, where a delegation of representatives of African states arrived today. Ukrainian media report that air defense is working in Kyiv.