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Ukraine trucking company plays crucial role in war against Russia
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Anastasiia Prychyna, who along with her father runs one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in Ukraine, called her truckers "heroes" and said the entire trucking industry is playing a fundamental role in fighting Russia.
"Now, all of our resources go towards helping our country win this," Prychyna, 27, told FOX Business over the weekend. "I really want everyone in the world to know, transportation drivers who transport goods and services are heroes just like the military and the paramedics."
Agrotep LTD was started by Prychyna's grandfather, who died earlier this year, before Russia started its Ukraine invasion.
"I remember in 2014, when Russia invaded Donbas and Luhansk, my grandfather donated 10 trucks with semi-trailers to the Ukrainian army, and today we officially did the same thing too, we also gave 10 trucks with semi-trailers."
Prychyna has stayed in her apartment in Kyiv, from where she has worked every day since the start of the war, coordinating refrigerated trucks to pick up food and other humanitarian aid from Europe and distribute it throughout Ukraine. "I personally do not have a shelter where I live," she said. "The shelters have bad network connection, so I have decided not allow myself to go… because I wouldn’t know if any of my drivers need navigation help."
Of the nearly 400 employees of Agrotep, only 10 have stopped working, she said. "My drivers, their families are in shelters, they know their wives and young children are in danger and they still come and do their jobs, they know how important this is."