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US Tech Company Employees in Ukraine Volunteer to Fight Russia

JustAnswer Employees in Ukraine immediately volunteered to join Ukraine’s military in defending the nation against Russian forces. CEO Andy Kurtzig said that their people want to fight for their freedom. And they’re willing to die for their country.

JustAnswer, an online question-and-answer service, has over 200 Employees in Ukraine. Four of those have already volunteered to fight, while another with prior medical experience has already tracked east to help out as a paramedic.  Kurtzig said people in Ukraine have been fighting for their freedom for hundreds of years and have made significant progress within the last three decades.

Their decision to do so came well before Head of Lviv regional customs Daniil Menshikov wrote in a Facebook post that Ukraine would not allow men aged 18 to 60 to leave the country.  He said that there is an urgent message to the citizens. Due to the military state, men – citizens of Ukraine aged 18 to 60 will not be released outside our state. Please do not create panic and do not try to cross the border independently.As the fighting progresses, he expects even more Employees to join their co-workers in wanting to fight in the coming days.

If Employees are drafted, Kurtzig said the company would continue to pay 50% of their salaries on top of the wages they will get from the military.The company is getting support from its from all over the world, donating to Ukrainian causes, all of which are medical and military-oriented. The company is planning on matching all Employees donations that come in. Kurtzig is also dipping into his funds to match contributions on top of that.

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