In this March 22, 2022 article for The Defender, Michael Nevradakis talks about Ukraine’s Diia app and how it is being expanded as a digital wartime tool. Ukraine started working on the Diia app in 2019 and was officially launched in 2020, before the start of the COVID lockdowns in Europe.https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/volodimir-zelenskij-dodatok-diya-ce-pershij-krok-na-shlyahu-59633
To date, various services are now available via the app, including “identity cards, passports, driver’s license, vaccination records, registrations, health reimbursements, social benefits, among others”. https://iphonesoft.fr/2022/03/16/ukraine-air-credit-social-application-diia Nearly 50 services can be reached from the application and it stores nine (9) official documents which have the same value as their paper counterparts, thanks to legislation approved in 2021.https://www.kmu.gov.ua/en/news/mihajlo-fedorov-ukrayina-persha-derzhava-svitu-v-yakij-cifrovi-pasporti-u-smartfoni-stali-povnimi-yuridichnimi-analogami-zvichajnih-dokumentiv
Aside from operating as a digital ID, the Diia app was connected with the ePidtrymka program which paid citizens aged 14 and over 1,000 hryvnias (roughly $35) if they could prove they were fully vaccinated. The money they received, however, could not be spent freely, but only on certain items such as medicines and books. The ePidtrymka program has expanded over the past months, allowing more categories of purchases for different sectors of people.
With the ongoing war in Ukraine, the Diia app is once again being used to provide financial assistance to all affected Ukrainians.https://www.kmu.gov.ua/en/news/mihajlo-fedorov-6500-grn-mozhut-otrimati-ukrayinci-v-mezhah-yepidtrimki-uzhe-vidsogodni The assistance, amounting to 6,500 hryvnias (approximately $221) will be made available through the ePidtrymka program which is accessible through the Diia app. It is unclear at this point whether the monies could be spent freely or whether they will be programmed to be used for certain purchases only.
Nevradakis, however, raises an important point in his article. Aside from the Diia app exhibiting a semblance of a social credit system, it now appears as a weapon of war. He says, “the Diia app now includes the following war-related features: a quick way to donate money to the Ukrainian army, including via cryptocurrency, a chatbot for submitting images and video of Russian troop movements in Ukraine, 24-hour streaming access to television stations and newscasts from Ukraine, and a children’s video channel”.
The app is also being used as an important tool for targetting Russian websites and for trolling pro-Russian social media accounts.
Editor’s Note: For those who are familiar with the “conspiracy theories” of the early COVID months, it is now becoming clear that the Ukrainian war is part of this Great Reset [see Proof that the COVID-19 crisis was planned to usher in a new world order, The Great Reset is Accelerating into Global Tyranny]. We are now seeing how the institutions of society are slowly being destroyed only to be replaced by a digital reality through cancel culture, and the collusion of governments and Big Tech.
Remember when we told you that the vaccines and vaccine passports were only the first step towards world domination? [Read Vaccines: Trojan Horses for Global Sterilization and Surveillance, Vaccine passports are the key to digital tyranny, Laura Dodsworth: Vaccine passports will not contain a virus, they will contain people]. Now we are seeing the extent of control that can be afforded to governments with the passing of Digital IDs.
While at first glance we will appreciate the use of an app like Diia that will enable more convenient government transactions, it is not a risk-free initiative. As demonstrated by the use of vaccine passports in the past months, the Diia app can be used to curtail the freedoms of citizens. It also makes government control absolute as they will be able to access all information about you and implement strategies that will force you to do what they want you to do. [Also read Bank of England propose to use digital money to put “restrictions on people’s freedom”].
The use of the Diia app is particularly relevant when we remember how the European Union (EU) pushed for the use of Digital IDs for a post-COVID world.https://truthtalk.uk/2021/eu-roadmap-post-covid-digital-identities-required-for-all-europeans-part-1/. The plan for Digital IDs is not new. It is a major pillar of the United Nations Sustainable … Continue reading
Ukraine is not only miles ahead when it comes to digital IDs, it is also at the forefront of a shift from physical to digital money. Just recently, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky signed into law a bill that sought to legalize the use of cryptocurrency as legal tender. While cryptocurrencies were not illegal in Ukraine, the new law will allow cryptocurrency exchanges to operate legally and also banks to open accounts for crypto companies.https://twitter.com/mintsyfra/status/1504111930251882500?s=20&t=t-ImdvqfatGlrP_VijWlPQ This seems like the first step towards the creation of its own Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).https://beincrypto.com/ukraine-the-first-eastern-european-nation-with-its-own-cbdc/, https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/12/14/ukraine-commercial-bank-to-test-digital-currency-built-on-stellar/, … Continue reading
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