While many Ukrainian tech companies consider locations abroad, Ukrainian IT outsourcing company Binary Studio has chosen western Ukraine as an escape from Russia’s war in the eastern Donbas. The company was started in 2005 by Donetsk region native Artem Goncharov and his university friend Anton Duzenko.
They had just one weekend to escape the Russian-backed separatist Donetsk People’s Republic in May 2014. The office building, equipment, computers and employees’ homes were left aside. The situation was unstable throughout the winter and spring of 2014, according to Goncharov, the company’s CEO. But when in May 2014 he was on a business trip to London, he received the news that the separatists started heavy shelling on the Donetsk airport.Tech company chooses western Ukraine to escape warRead More