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Ukraine IT Sector Tested as Putin Bombs Civilian Infrastructure

  • Internet, power outages challenge ability to work in wartime
  • IT accounts for about 14% of Ukraine’s total exports

Oleksandr Ruban, the chief executive officer of an Odesa-based firm that provides communications technology services, was ready when a Russian missile this week left one of his offices in the dark and offline. 

After the strike knocked out power, Ringostat’s four employees at its Cherkasy office fired up a diesel generator and their Starlink terminal, and continued to support clients from Canada to Kazakhstan who in many cases didn’t know the services were coming from a war zone.