08:58 GMT24 January 2021
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    Internet users have rushed to Twitter to report the problem, while the instant messaging company's founder Pavel Durov said that the service had stopped temporarily in Europe due to a server power outage.

    Telegram users report that the messaging service has started to work again following reports of problems with the connection. Users reported only delays while sending and receiving messages.

    According to Downdetector, a service tracking the work of popular Internet resources, users in a number of countries, including Russia, have reported problems trying to use the messenger.

    The failure was first reported at 11 am Moscow time. It affected users in Russia, Italy, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, as well as the United States, Brazil and India.

    According to reports, some 57% of users experience problems with the connection to the serice, while 42% cannot send or receive messages.

    The company said in a Twitter post that it is working to fix the problems.

    Telegram founder Pavel Durov said that the failure behind the messenger's work in Europe was caused by a power outage in one of the servers.

    Twitter users were fast to react to the issues related to the work of the messenger, making humorous posts with the hastag #Telegramdown.

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