The Resilience of the Internet in Ukraine
We look at the structure of the Internet in Ukraine and how it may be helping the country stay connected.
At the end of the second week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the devastating effects of this war are very visible in mainstream media. Over two million people have fled the violence so far, and immense damage is being done to cities, towns and villages across the country.
In spite of all that is happening, the Ukrainian Internet appears to be holding up. And while it is terrible to see the resiliency of a country's Internet tested in this way, it is good to see that it is still functioning. There has been some speculation as to why this is. For example, it may be that the Ukrainian Internet is deliberately not being targeted by the invaders. Or it may be that it is structured in such a way that makes it hard to attack.
In this article, we take a closer look at certain factors that may be contributing to the the resiliency of the Ukrainian Internet.