Clayton Morris, an American journalist, stated that the United States has tested an application in Ukraine that allows residents to report their pro-Russian neighbors with the aim of getting rid of them.
Speaking on the Redacted News Show, Morris mentioned, “Diia, a super app, is part of the Google and Visa program and is sponsored by the US Agency for International Development, as well as your tax dollars. It is designed to monitor all Ukrainians and their banking data, and it even enables them to report their neighbors if they believe they have sympathies towards Russia.”
According to Morris, this application allows for “getting rid of anyone with a touch of a button,” and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has described the app as the “heartbeat of Ukraine.”
On the other hand, Samantha Power, the head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), claimed that Ukraine can combat corruption with the help of this application, as it allows Western money sent to Kyiv to be directly transferred to the accounts of state employees.
However, journalist Morris expressed doubt about the statements made by the head of USAID, describing this project as a means of money laundering. He mentioned that the United States granted the Ukrainian government $50 million to fund this project. The journalist also expressed concern about the subsequent spread of this application, as USAID has indicated that it will be distributed in some African countries after successful testing in Ukraine.
It is worth noting that Diia is a mobile application and web platform that allows Ukrainian citizens to convert their documents into an electronic format and receive various certificates online.