Forbes: Ukraine First Lady Olena Zelenska Asks Tech Community For Help In Surprise Web Summit Appearance

In a surprise appearance at Web Summit, a major tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska asked the tech community for help and support the country during the ongoing invasion by Russia.

Your chosen profession – your field of expertise – is now a battlefield in Russia’s war against Ukraine. You are the force that moves the world. You have a potential and technologies that can help, but not destroy. I am certain that, by helping Ukraine, you can move the world in the right direction. So I invite you to do so. – Olena Zelenska.

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