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Ukraine war

Ukraine urges 70 tech firms to help in digital fight against Russia

'More and more' companies joining besieged country daily, deputy minister says

Nearly 300,000 people have joined Ukraine's IT army, according to Alex Bornyakov, deputy minister for digital transformation. (Image from online interview)

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Ukraine has sought the assistance of more than 70 IT companies in its campaign against the Russian invasion, the country's deputy minister for digital transformation told Nikkei.

"Every day more and more (are) joining," Alex Bornyakov said in an exclusive online interview Saturday, illustrated by the suspension of Russian operations by PayPal and others.

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