SimplyBook.me is a company based in EU/EFTA with many employees from Ukraine, so it has been since 2006. Having worked together for so long, it is unmistakable for everyone in the company that Ukrainians are smart, hard-working, good people, and with big hearts. During all these years, having been in Ukraine multiple times, it has always been clear that they are proud of being Ukrainian, but at no point in time has there been the slightest animosity against Russia.
Many of these people speak the same language, Russian, and many have relatives there, but none would like to live in Russia under Putin’s dictatorship. Over time the fear of Putin and his dictatorship has been steadily increasing. In part because of the inequality between their armed forces and partly because he had set his sights on their country - especially since the Russian puppet government was overthrown in 2014.