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Support Story - Nelly

We are posting a series of articles with stories from our employees in Ukraine in their own words.  Below is one of those stories; if you'd like to read more, click here.

 

Nelly

The war caught me at my parents’ home in Mykolaiv. On February 24th, I was supposed to get back home to Kyiv. Well, I planned to… On that day, all the Ukrainians woke up because of the sounds of bombing all over the country. I grabbed my phone to check the news feed and realized it was Putin’s war against Ukraine. No need to say that we were all swept away by horror, despair, and uncertainty. At the same time, I was glad to be with my loved ones in such a devastating moment. I decided to stay in Mykolaiv and work from there until it was safe to return to Kyiv. While air raid alerts went off in almost every region of Ukraine, my team and I did our best to find a safe place and continue providing support for FTM users. It was, and it is still, so touching to hear the words of support from our customers.

A week later, I realized it was impossible to be productive when you heard explosions nearby with increased frequency. I and a part of my family decided to accept the offer from Software MacKiev and temporarily relocate to Western Ukraine in Camp MacKiev. I feel very grateful to our management for the opportunity to live and work in a quiet, relatively safe, and picturesque resort. Still, there is no place like home, and one month later, I returned to Kyiv.

Currently, I am at home in Kyiv with a tremendous hope that the city’s life will be revived soon and that rocket attacks will wane. So far, I am trying to follow the safety rules and have equipped my workplace due to the rule of two walls. This way, it is more or less safe during the bombing. Despite all this incredible pain during the last two months, I admire people who volunteer and help, our foreign friends who support and donate, and our brave soldiers protecting our motherland. I sincerely believe the values of freedom and democracy Ukraine fights for will win. Glory to Ukraine!

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