How is the war in Ukraine affecting the country’s tech workers?

In normal times, Vadim Lobarev would spend his day sifting through job candidates’ CVs, filtering out the best from the worst. Today he’s stationed at a Ukrainian military checkpoint, rifle in hand, trying to filter out harmless, civilian passers by from Russian informants who might be sending intelligence to the country’s invaders.

The 41-year-old is the founder of Kyiv-based tech recruitment company Mindhunt, but now he’s put down his laptop to take up arms for his country’s Territorial Defence unit.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the Ukrainian government has appealed to its citizens to join the defence effort, and many from the country’s growing tech community have answered the call.

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