Telegram experiencing outages in Europe — Analysis

The messaging app is facing an “unprecedented” user load due to the ongoing events in Ukraine

Telegram messaging app is having outages due to “unprecedented” user demand for its services in Europe, following Russia’s attack on Ukraine on Thursday morning, according to founder and CEO Pavel Durov.

“Due to today’s events, the European Telegram cluster is facing an unprecedented load. As a result, some users may experience intermittent short-term outages in a number of Telegram services,”Durov stated this on his Telegram channel. 

The tech mogul said he was aware that many people were in dire need of reliable communications with their loved ones after the morning’s events. 

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“We will do our best to keep the speed of sending and receiving messages high,”He concluded.

The app’s service outages come after Russia launched a military attack on neighboring Ukraine early on Thursday – an offensive President Vladimir Putin claimed was in support of the leaders of the breakaway Donbass republics.

Moscow had recognized Donetsk’s independence days earlier. Kiev claimed Kiev was not complying with its obligations in the Minsk agreement, which were signed in 2014 and 2015. These agreements are meant to solve the conflict between separatists (Ukrainian government) and those of Kiev.

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