In Valeriya Kim’s own words:
I finally got a chance to write amid many things I need to be focusing on now, but it is important. I am half Ukrainian half Korean, but I was born and raised in Ukraine before I moved to the UK at a very young age. My family and friends are in Ukraine right now, it is the 5th day they live in war and danger, the 4th night of anxiety and panic attacks for every person living in Ukraine and every child living abroad and thinking of their family.
The situation is serious and support is unbelievable. The bravery of people in Ukraine is something that cannot be put into words. The whole world is watching, the whole world is against this violence and aggression. Every city big and small is standing for Ukraine, but it is not enough, it is still slow. London in comparison to Berlin, Tbilisi or Prague is showing less, I can feel that people cannot yet relate, it is still happening too far from their own homes.
I urge all the companies and each individual, who have a voice, to talk loud, to take action and to show up. Every little thing helps.
🇺🇦 You can go to the next protest, if you live in London, to support Ukraine – Monday, 28 Feb, at 6 pm, Trafalgar Square.
🇺🇦 Post and share important or useful or educational on social media platforms.
🇺🇦 Check-in with your Ukrainian and Russian colleagues to see how you can support them.
🇺🇦 Open yourselves to creativity and initiative as a company and search for resources online.
🇺🇦 Write to your MPs, here is a template that can help, but feel free to adjust as/if needed: https://lnkd.in/eNwfMCaM
🇺🇦 If you want to donate, there are many ways to do so, very few of the links are below.
Donate to buy essentials for Ukrainian people: https://lnkd.in/ecJ9XmMd
Donate to help Ukrainian children affected by war: https://lnkd.in/e9GuG5bC
Thank you OTA Insight and my colleagues for all the understanding and support you provide and every message you send. Without your ability to sponsor me and your trust in me, I wouldn’t be here today. To all my clients, thank you for your patience and apologies for any disruptions caused in my absence, while I am away from my work duties, please email Tom Edwards email@example.com Jorge Rocha firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Over War.