Ukraine internet outages spark concerns of broader blackout

According to a news report, following the invasion efforts by Russia on Ukraine which started just before midnight on Wednesday 23 February 2022, many civil society groups are worried about a possibility of direct attacks on the country’s internet infrastructure which would potentially limit information access on what is happening in Ukraine. Already, according to the report, internet connectivity has been reduced in some parts of the country with major blackouts centred around Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Civil society organizations especially those championing human rights view the presence of reliable internet access as a means of monitoring and getting timely information from Ukraine.