As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine drags on, more and more Ukrainians are taking up arms against Russia. But some of the most effective combatants aren’t soldiers – they’re social media influencers. Ukrainian influencers have been using their social media platforms to spread news and information about the conflict, as well as to raise money and supplies for the troops. Since Putin invaded their country citizens like Boxing icon Vitali Klitschko and Yegor Aushev, co-founder of Kyiv-based cybersecurity company Cyber Unit Technologies, are fighting back against the onslaught of Russia.
Despite the danger, these young people are determined to stand up for their country. Their work is having a real impact. Celebrities, bloggers, and everyday people are coming together to share the real story of what’s happening in Ukraine and to stand up against Russian aggression. By raising awareness and sharing information about what’s really going on in Ukraine, they are helping to keep the world informed and their countrymen and women united. And it’s working, bringing their country the needed assistance to fight the war. Now the banks are down people all over the world are sending donations to the Government of Ukraine in Cryptocurrency. A great boost that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. The Russians might also be depending on Bitcoin for international transactions when Russia is finally banned from SWIFT. According to Tom cares, “It’s amazing how for so many years so many have made fun of cryptocurrency, and dismissed it as just a scamming tool or “open Ponzi scheme,” failing to see the value in actually having custody of your own money.”
The power of the influencers has also drawn support for Ukraine. When they asked Elon for help he activated his Starlinks Satelite over their region to ensure that Ukraine remains connected to the internet during the invasion.
Although the war in Ukraine has been raging on for days now, it doesn’t look like it’s going to end any time soon. However, the country has found a new source of strength in its army of influencers. These people are using their social media platforms to spread the word about what’s going on in Ukraine and to rally the troops against Russia. It’s a new kind of army, but it’s one that’s ready to stand up to a big bully. In all of this, the Ukrainians have taught us that we can ask you for help for our country in the future if we take the right steps.