From the Ministry of Digital Transformation to the heart of Ukraine’s resistence: how the state institution works in war time
Since Volodymyr Zelenskyy came to power, the figure of Mykhaylo Fedorov has become especially noticeable. His ideas helped yesterday’s comedian become a president today. So it is not a surprise that when the plan succeeded, Mykhaylo headed the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
Several important projects have been implemented under the leadership of the minister. The largest one was Diia app – a tool that made it possible to digitize documents. Even when the war started the government department did not stop its work.
“Fedorov and his staff launched a public campaign to pressure US tech giants to cut off Russia, began accepting cryptocurrency donations to support Ukraine’s military, secured access to Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service, and began recruiting a volunteer “IT Army” to hack Russian targets. More recent projects include a chatbot for citizens to submit images or videos of Russian troop movements,” WIRED wrote.