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President Alar Karis: Estonia can support Ukraine by helping its companies stay in business

President Alar Karis visited Ukraine’s pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, stressing the need to help the Ukrainian economy and bringing Invest Estonia’s website helping Ukrainian businesses to temporarily relocate their employees to ensure business continuity as a good example.

„The war in Ukraine has shaken our ideas and minds,“ president Karis said, adding: „We have to find all the areas and possibilities to support Ukraine. In addition to political, military and humanitarian support, we have to skilfully support the Ukrainian economy.“

President Karis stressed that we should find ways to provide Ukrainian companies with possibilities to ensure their business continuity by temporarily relocating employees and business operations to Estonia if demanded by the situation in Ukraine.

As one of the examples, president Karis brought out Invest Estonia’s special website for Ukrainian employers on how to temporarily move employees to Estonia in order to ensure business continuity. He added that the number of e-residents that are Ukrainian citizens, has grown in the past few weeks, as many Ukrainians see this as something making it easier for them to rebuild their life and business.

After Russia invaded Ukraine, its pavilion at EXPO 2020 has become a place of support and solidarity, thousands of people having expressed their support on the walls of the pavilion, as president Karis did.

Our special website aimed at Ukrainian companies and employees can be found here (in English) and here (in Ukrainian).

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