Belarusian Wargaming backs Kyiv studio

Belarusian Wargaming backs Kyiv studio

Belarus' Wargaming has thrown its support behind its Kyiv studio amid aggression from its own country.

In a press release, the World of Tanks company said at the end of February that it was giving staff at its studio in the Ukrainian capital extra money to fund "travel and relocation" as well as providing "alternate housing."

This comes after Russia's invasion of the country, with neighbouring Belarus providing support with this aggression.

"At Wargaming, the safety and security of our employees is the top priority," the firm wrote in a statement.

"Currently, all available company resources are helping and supporting our 550+ colleagues: providing them with alternate housing, early salary payments, additional funds to aid travel and relocation.

"We are helping our employees’ families to travel neighbouring countries and organising accommodation for them.

"And lastly, today Wargaming Kyiv are donating $1m to the Ukrainian Red Cross. These funds will be used to support Ukrainian hospitals and doctors, those citizens who have been displaced and other vital activities of the humanitarian organisation as is needed.

"We will be able to proceed with further humanitarian help if the situation requires."

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