DURHAM – Durham-based Usability Dynamics had seven engineers working at an office in Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine. And the firm is concerned about them.

“To our greater Usability Dynamics family – team members, clients, partners, and friends, the last few days have been deeply troubling. The ongoing events in Ukraine have directly impacted us all. We employ the best DevOps and engineering talent, and many of these professionals are based in our Kharkiv, Ukraine office.

“Unfortunately, it is no longer safe in Kharkiv, and our team members are focused on finding safety for themselves and their families. Our priority right now is supporting our team members by making sure they have what they need to find safety and comfort,” CEO Eric Sopp wrote in a LinkedIn post.

“We have been in contact with all of our team members, and many are actively fleeing the worsening situation in Ukraine, but there are some who could not evacuate and remain in Kharkiv.

“This has impacted our day-to-day business operations, but we are working hard to ensure client and partner priorities are met. This time is tough for all of us, but our Kharkiv team bears the worst.

“Many of our clients and partners have reached out in support and concern of our Kharkiv team. Thank you, and as of right now, we ask for your patience and understanding, and prayers for our team and Ukraine. Usability Dynamics is actively looking into local humanitarian efforts and charities to support, and we will share those with you.

“To our team in Kharkiv, please know you have our full support. You bear the worst of it all. It’s unimaginable what you and your community is going through. Your safety is our priority.

“God bless Ukraine. Бог благослови Україну!”

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