War in the digital dimension and the right to access information

The Russia-Ukraine war has seen the deployment of cyber warfare and disinformation strategies by Russia, disrupting Ukraine’s communications infrastructure. This digital dimension of the conflict highlights the crucial role of digital technology in modern warfare, with cyberattacks increasing as the conflict escalates.

In response to Russia’s actions, the EU has taken measures to support Ukraine, including boosting communications infrastructure resilience, banning Russian propaganda, and strengthening the anti-disinformation toolbox. The right to access information is a critical aspect affected by these cyber operations, as the disruption of communications infrastructure impacts the flow of information.

Furthermore, social media such as X (former Twitter), Facebook and Instagram are flooded with disinformation resources, and moderators ignore a lot of propaganda. The conflict underscores the significance of safeguarding access to information and the digital infrastructure in the face of cyber warfare and disinformation tactics.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).