Subscribers of the telecom operator “Phoenix” with the numbering code +38071 of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics will receive numbers with the code of the Russian numbering system +7. It is reported by RT with reference to the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin.

According to him, each subscriber will receive an SMS notification about the assignment of a new number, while the billing and cost of calls will remain the same. Replacing the SIM card “is not required at this stage.”

The new number will match the current one with the last seven digits. For example, if there was (+38071) 123-45-67, then it will become (+7949) 123-45-67.

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the LPR also reported that subscribers of the Lugacom operator with the code +38072 will receive a number in the code of the Russian numbering system +7959 to their mobile numbers without replacing SIM cards.