Kyivstar hack – why did the Russians attack the communication system?

The meaning of the Russian war consists of the maximum destruction of everything that contains even the slightest sign of Ukrainianness. In its genocidal tactics, the Russian regime is trying to destroy not only the Ukrainian army but also Ukrainian culture, infrastructure, economy, and, ultimately, communications.

The hacker attack that Kyivstar suffered is one of the largest in such cases and affected 24 million users, affecting many areas requiring telephone and Internet communication. It was a blow that temporarily paralyzed a part of Ukraine’s economy and severed essential links to the information infrastructure, which affected the safety of the civilian population.

Cyber security is one of the new dimensions of warfare in today’s world, and such attacks confirm the need to invest considerable resources in creating effective threat protection systems.

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 –

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How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (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 – (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 – (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 – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (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).