Oleshky, Ukraine – Oleshky, home to polyurethane business OSV, was occupied by Russian forces on 24 February.
A letter from Ukraine: OSV
Writing in mid-March, the company's MD Alexey Kuznecov, said: 'Most of the staff are at homes in Oleshky or have evacuated to western Ukraine, which is relatively safe at the moment. They have food and are taking care of their families.’
Three staff members, Oleg Vaikhanskyi, Yuriy Shafran and senior engineer Anton Ivanov, have moved to Poland and are trying to restart the business building dosing machinery there. The company has a Polish subsidiary, which can make payments and take orders.
Kuznecov said: 'The most important thing that the polyurethane community can do to help our nation and our country is to immediately stop any business and relationships with Russia. And of course, after we return to the normal life and our usual job we would need a new orders for OSV metering and mixing machines.
'We'd like to thank our customers, suppliers, and business partners who support us during these terrible times.'