MTN Nigeria Communications Plc announced that it will provide free calls and SMS to and from Ukraine.

The offer will be available to all existing prepaid and subscription customers, the company said.

According to Telecom, the offer is designed to keep customers in touch with family and friends in Ukraine while eliminating the associated international direct dialing costs due to Ukraine’s high international telecommunications regulations.

MTN CEO Carl Toriola said in a statement: “We understand that some of our customers in Ukraine are having trouble keeping in touch with their loved ones.

” As a result, we have intervened in support to ensure that our customers both home and in Ukraine can stay in touch with family and friends. All customers are exempt from paying for SMS and voice calls to and from Ukraine.

The company added that active network subscribers will receive free 30-minute voice calls and 50 free SMS messages valid until the end of March.

We anticipate concerns about connectivity issues and have put in place countermeasures to ensure uninterrupted connectivity