Story of Alex Makushev, Data Management Engineer at HRForecast
Before the war, I was in Moldova on personal business. All my family and my wife’s family remained in Odesa.
February 24 Alina (my wife) woke me up and said the situation is bad in Ukraine. I immediately started contacting the family and was shocked. It was also vital for me to explain to my daughter what was going on and find a way she could deal with it. As soon as we received the news, we first established contact with everyone at home to see if they were alive.
Then they began to organize the evacuation of family members of our employees, our friends, our relatives. As a result, a transshipment base was organized in a two-room apartment for everyone who arrived in Moldova, February 23-24; 8 families passed through us, all with children.
“Now I’m still in Moldova and will stay here as long as it’s necessary for my family and our company’s employees.”
Thanks to the unprecedented help of the people of Moldova, we managed to accommodate everyone who asked to leave. Some apartments were provided free of charge for an indefinite period and without conditions. Volunteers did an excellent job; they quickly organized deliveries from the border, food, shelter, things. I have never seen so many tears of grief and gratitude.
When the volunteers began to fully cope with the distribution of incoming refugees who had lost almost everyone, they began to deal with DDoS attacks on the websites of the russian federation, coordinating contacts between various groups located in Ukraine.
For example, some have foam plastic, others have gasoline. I know both of them, and I need to connect them.
Photo of refugees, who have arrived at the borders in cars, in trains, and even on foot
Now I am still in Moldova and will stay here as long as it’s necessary for my relatives and our company’s employees. And one more thing… I am immensely grateful for the attitude of our company to help.
And one more thing… russian warship, go F yourself!