Scarce 3G frequencies still remain under the competence of the Ministry of Defence.
Opposition of military people to the tender as to distribution of the third generation (3G, UMTS) communication frequences on free-of charge basis, i.e. without payment of billions for needs of conversion is much to be desired. Rumours go that the Ukraine’s president hardly will support Joint Staff complaints. At the same time the mechanism, according to which 200 million hryvnyas from each of four 3G-licences should go for needs of re-equipment of communication facilities of so called “special users”. And the Joint Staff can request them applying to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.