On the possibility of organizing the interaction of telecommunications operators of Ukraine with telecommunications operators of Kosovo in accordance with the assigned international codes “383” and “221” by ITU

According to the annex to the ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1114 – 15.XII.2016, which is the Complement to Recommendation ITU-T E.164, as well as an annex to the ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1117 – 01.II.2017, which is the Complement to Recommendation ITU-T E.212, Kosovo has been assigned destination country code (Country Code, CC) “383” and international identification code of terrestrial radio access networks (Mobile Country Code, MCC) “221” for the international identification of networks and subscribers of the public telecommunications network and the territory of Kosovo.

Taking into account the requirements of Article 74 of the Law of Ukraine “On Telecommunications”, as well as the positions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Administration of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine received by the NCCIR, we inform that the operators of international and mobile communications of Ukraine can interact with telecommunications operators of Kosovo for international traffic transmission according to the assigned international codes “383” and “221”.

At the same time, making any agreements with foreign partners, it is necessary to observe Ukraine’s position on the Kosovo issue and use the terms “Kosovo” and “Pristina”, which won’t allow interpreting their conclusion as international legal personality recognition of this formation.