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Via.Delivery Halts Operations in Russia and Belarus in Response to Ukraine Crisis
We are moving quickly to halt our business in those countries. We are taking these steps as a demonstration of support for Ukraine and its brave citizens defending their independence.
03/21/2022
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A message from Via.Delivery's CEO Mitchell Nikitin:
As the unthinkable events in Ukraine continue to unfold and the crisis there worsens, Via.Delivery is joining other U.S. companies in taking a stand against the Russian regime and its unconscionable actions. As a result, we made the decision to suspend operations in Russia and Belarus, and we are moving quickly to halt our business in those countries. We are taking these steps as a demonstration of support for Ukraine and its brave citizens defending their independence.

We've also made moves to ensure the safety of our employees. Via.Delivery is a U.S. based technology company with headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Additionally, we have offices in Eastern Europe, including Saint Petersburg, Russia. Out of deep concern for our employees, we moved those in conflict areas to safety to an office in Turkey.

I want to stress that the conflict in Ukraine is extremely personal to our company. I am half Ukrainian. Recent escalating attacks forced some of my Ukrainian relatives to relocate, while others are defending against Russian invaders. Our thoughts are with them and everyone impacted by this tragedy. The entire situation is unbelievable and heartbreaking.

In parts of Europe and Asia, use of alternative delivery locations is a preferred delivery method. Clearly, we understand the impact that suspending our operations in Russia and Belarus will have on the citizens of those countries. Unfortunately, they are paying the price for decisions and actions made by leaders that are completely out of their control. There are no winners in this conflict.

All of us at Via.Delivery commend the Ukrainian people for their courage, and we wish for a quick end to this horrific conflict.