Restrict Upwork Marketplace access to russian users

Restrict Upwork Marketplace access to russian users

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Started by Oleksandr Sh

On February 24, Ukraine was under heavy attack from russia whose troops ruthlessly killed Ukrainians in an attempt to seize power in the country. Ukrainian citizens, who have done nothing wrong and nothing to feel guilty about, have been terrorized and harmed by russian attack. Due to the russian invasion, parents have lost the lives of their children, homes of thousands have been destroyed, and many more are still left isolated in captured cities, cut off from the rest of the country, without humanitarian aid.

Despite all financial sanctions against russia that have been imposed to prevent others from supporting the war, the Terrorist State government and people still have access to income from the outside country that could lead to continuous support of the war.

The biggest freelance marketplace in the world, Upwork, continues serving freelancers and clients from russian federation, allowing them to receive money from North American/European-based people and companies. As a result, russians can still earn money in USD, using their earnings to continue supporting a dictatorial regime and their troops, and hire people from all over the world to harm Ukraine.

Missile strikes are aimed not only at the Ukrainian infrastructure to cut off the country from the rest of the world, but also in residential areas to kill civilians and drive fear into the Ukrainian citizens. Together, by joining the efforts of each of us, we can suppress russian aggression and stop the war. Let's bring peace back to Europe.

Slava Ukraini!

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