January 27, 2023

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Cyberwar: How Ukrainian Slava Panik wants to stop Putin

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Slava Panik and his team created the IT Army of Ukraine.

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Samuel SchumacherForeign Correspondent

Their attacks hit Russia far from the front lines, and their attacks are aimed directly at the people of Putin’s empire: more than 300,000 volunteers fight with their computers in Ukraine’s IT army. But they usually fight their war from major battlefields.

But the war in Ukraine is being fought not only around Bagmut and Cherson, but also in the digital space. “This is the first cyber war in the history of this planet,” says Slava Panik (32), chief developer of Ukrainian Digital Transformation. No one knows the hacker scene in Warland better than him.