Like so many Ukrainians, Dima Shvets was awoken last Thursday by the sound of bombs. At around 5AM local time, Russian troops began shelling key targets in his country, escalating a military assault that had begun eight years ago into a full-fledged invasion. As air raid sirens rang out in cities across Ukraine, Shvets reached out to friends, family, and colleagues to find out what was happening.
“The first two days were super tough,” Shvets tells The Verge, as he and those around him were forced to adapt to this new and terrifying reality. On the one hand, everything