For five days a full-scale war launched by Russia against Ukraine continues at the very heart of Europe.
The Russian troops have crossed Ukraine’s borders from the territory of Russia, Belarus and the temporarily occupied parts of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk regions and Crimea. At the same time, Russia keeps attacking Ukraine from the East, South, North (including the territory of Belarus) by air.
Ukrainian Air Force shot down a cruise missile launched at the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, by a TU-22 bomber from the territory of Belarus. Other military actions against Ukraine are being perpetrated from the territory of Belarus including missile launches to the infrastructure objects in Ukraine. That are war crimes committed against Ukraine and its people. Those providing assistance to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine will bear responsibility with Russia in accordance with the international law and will be similarly internationally isolated as Russia.
Russia uses all its military potential to attack Ukraine and has begun redeploying reserve units on the border with Ukraine. It fires cruise and ballistic missiles at cities, attacks with aviation, tanks and artillery, sends subversion and reconnaissance groups, which mark residential buildings in preparation for the air attacks.
Initiativers by Government, Ukrainian and global companies
- The Ministry of Digital Transformation has launched IT ARMY of Ukraine that already unites over 250000 IT soldiers – read
- Cyber Police of Ukraine has developed a Telegram chatbot to block disinformation services. With the help of the bot, you can block Telegram channels, YouTube channels, Facebook groups, Instagram profiles that spread misinformation, as well as information about the locations of the Armed Forces – read
- Ajax Security Systems and the Ministry of Digital Transformation launched the app Air Raid – read
- Ukrainian Reface, an a16z-backed synthetic media app, has added push notifications informing its ~200 million-strong global user-base about Russia’s invasion of the country — urging people to #StandWithUkraine, including by watermarking face-swapped videos created with the app.
All videos created in the app are now being watermarked with the Ukrainian flag and the #StandWithUkraine hashtag. – read
- “Aid for Ukraine – Beetroot Tech Relief” fund together with the non-profit foundation Ioca Arma Nostra: Evacuation and relocation, Personal emergencies, including medical/health issues, the loss of critical personal possessions, Providing income security and project opportunities, Collected donations – read
- Nova Poshta Global starts delivering humanitarian help from the company’s global warehouses to Ukraine. If you want to help, volunteers can just take or send things to one of NPG international warehouses and the team will send them to those who are in need – read
- Restrict access in Russia – the guide how tech companies could help Ukraine – read
- Ukraine IT Community launched petition fot “Terminate any relationships with any companies with Russian ties” – read
- Ukrainian tech specialists have created an online browser game to help Ukraine fight Russian aggression.The game was created so that each “move” of a player brings Russian websites closer to being blocked – read
- The biggest crypto exchange Binance launched the fundraising campaign to support Ukraine. In response to this crisis, we are donating $10 million USD to major Intergovernmental Organizations and NGOs’ to help provide emergency relief to refugees and children to support logistics on the ground such as food, fuel and supplies for refugees. This also includes places to stay, visas and more – read
- Romania and ROTSA (Romanian Tech Startups Association) is sharing their support for the entrepreneurs & startups of Ukraine – read
- #TechForUkraine Non-profit organizations need tech support to maximize impact in the light of the ongoing war. Help them design digital solutions that matter. – read
- #SupportUkraine initiative – bare-minimum guide for businesses around the world on how you can support Ukraine and help stop the war, without firing a bullet – read
- Fundrizing in crypto – over $ 13MLN – read
- Hacktivist organization Anonymous declared cyber war on Russia – read
- The Bandera Smoothie is an NFT collection created to collect money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. – read
- The list by Sifted on how you can support Ukraine right now – read
- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency created the website help.unhcr.org/ukraine for refugees and asylum seekers in Ukraine. This website provides relevant information for asylum seekers and refugees.
- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.