Ukraine war

Ukraine fires top cybersecurity officials

The Ukrainian government has fired two of its most senior cybersecurity officials following accusations of alleged embezzlement. Yurii Shchyhol, head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Se

International Criminal Court says hackers accessed its systems

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it experienced a cyberattack last week after hackers accessed its internal systems. The ICC, headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, is the only perman

Musk says he limited Ukraine’s Starlink to prevent attack on Russia

Elon Musk has confirmed that he in essence scuttled a Ukrainian military strike on Russia by refusing to allow Starlink to be used in the process. The billionaire claims the decision was made to avoid

More SpaceX Starlink terminals will go to Ukraine following new order from Pentagon

The Department of Defense said Thursday it is buying more Starlink terminals from SpaceX for use in Ukraine, as the conflict between that country and Russia wages well into its second year. The Pentag

A year on from Russia’s invasion, Ukrainian startups show astounding resilience

Today marks exactly one year since Russia’s illegal, unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine. This week, a majority of the members of the United Nations reiterated its demand that Russia “im

Ukraine lines up 10,000 more Starlink terminals as funding issues are ‘resolved’

The knotty issue of how Ukraine’s now-critical Starlink satellite internet should be paid for has been at least temporarily resolved, according to the country’s minister for digital transf

Starlink isn’t a charity, but the Ukraine war isn’t a business opportunity

What appeared earlier this year to be a selfless act of technotopianism, the widespread deployment of Starlink terminals in Ukraine, has soured as SpaceX and governments disagree on who ultimately sho

What happened when this entrepreneur put her startup on hold to help Ukraine, and told VCs to donate

When Russia invaded her home country of Ukraine, U.K.-based tech entrepreneur Irra Ariella Khi, co-founder of Zamna, set up a fundraising page to directly support people inside Ukraine. Khi’s father

Meta reports takedowns of influence ops targeting US midterms, Ukraine war

Another bit of self-reporting from Meta today vis-a-vis internal efforts to identify and shut down political disinformation networks operating on its social platforms (aka “coordinated, inauthen

Yandex’s sale of News and Zen to VK completes

Russian search giant Yandex has confirmed the completion of the sale of two of its flagship media properties, News and Zen, to local social media giant, VK, following regulatory approvals. As we repor

More venture funds are betting on Central and Eastern Europe

Startup founders in Central and Eastern Europe will soon have more dry powder to chase.

5 reasons why Ukraine’s fintech sector is growing despite war

Despite the hurdles of war, the Ukrainian fintech community is working to create better infrastructure and regulation for the country.

Yandex shifts focus to ya.ru as it heads for media exit in Russia

TechCrunch has learned that Russia search giant Yandex is to switch from using yandex.ru as its main front page for Russian-speaking users to ya.ru — a less trafficked domain it’s owned si

6 reasons to invest in startups from Ukraine

For more than three months, Ukraine has been at war with Russia. That might look like a red flag from an investor's perspective, but everything is not so black and white in the country's tech sector.

US, UK and EU blame Russia for ‘unacceptable’ Viasat cyberattack

The U.S., U.K. and EU have formally blamed the Russian government for the February cyberattack against satellite communications provider Viasat, which triggered outages across central and eastern Euro

DJI suspends sales in Ukraine and Russia

The Russia-Ukraine war is far from the first time DJI has has come under fire for policy decisions. But the Shenzhen-based drone giant is trying its best to stay away from any implication that it migh

Yandex signs deal with VK to sell its media products, News and Zen

In further fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Yandex, the company that’s sometimes referred to as the ‘Google of Russia,’ has signed a term sheet to sell its media divi

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If you're a startup worker or founder who has questions about living and working legally in the U.S., please join this upcoming Twitter Space with immigration law attorney Sophie Alcorn.

An inside look at a Ukrainian fintech startup adapting to life during wartime

Ukrainian IT did not break down — it shrank a little, but it is standing firm, providing employment to people, paying taxes, organizing humanitarian help and assisting the Ukrainian army.

Ukraine disrupts attempt by Russian hackers to take down energy provider

The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) has disrupted an attempt by Sandworm, a hacking group known to work for Russia’s military intelligence, to take down a Ukrainian energy
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