Russian troops crossed the Ukrainian border yesterday, February 24th, and targeted multiple locations with missiles, including the area around the abandoned power station in Chernobyl and the Antonov international airport in Hostomel, about 30km from Kiev.
Russian soldiers also entered the capital and authorities were forced to impose a curfew to the locals. According to Ukrainian president Zelensky, 137 people died and 316 people were wounded just on the first day of attacks.
Thousands of people, possibly millions, are at risk of losing their lives.
What can we do?
According to official e-Residency programme statistics, Ukrainian citizens are the fourth largest group of e-residents in Estonia. We’re talking about over 5,000 people.
Given the worrying situation, it is ethical and necessary that we all do something to support the Ukrainian people.
Estonia can offer safety, as well as new business opportunities, which are the core reason why the e-Residency programme was created in the first place.
Keeping that in mind, we are going to do two things:
- We’re offering our company formation services for free;
- We’re giving free legal advice for all Ukrainian e-residents who want to obtain a visa and a residence permit.
There is a State fee for company formation that we can’t write off, but it can be paid after 6 months. Apart from that, we want to ensure that Ukrainian e-residents get the chance of starting fresh somewhere else without fearing for their own and their dearest ones’ safety.
If you need help or know someone we could help
Please, let us know. Contact us and we’ll do whatever we can to help.