Liberty Global has announced it’s donating $200,000 (181,000) to support the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.
The funds, which come from Liberty Global’s executive leadership team and board of directors, will go to relief organisations supported by its operating some of its operating companies and charity partners; UPC Polska Employees for Ukraine; Sunrise UPC for Ukraine; and Telenet – SOS Children’s Villages and Street Child stands with Ukraine.
As well as offering customers free calls and texts to and from Ukraine, UPC Poland, which has been uniquely affected by the crisis, is also taking significant steps to help Ukrainians seeking refuge, from distributing essential supplies to using fleet vehicles to transport victims at the border.
In an internal message to employees, CEO Mike Fries said: “During this terrible time of war in Ukraine, our thoughts and prayers are with all the Ukrainian people. This is a hugely distressing time for many of our colleagues and their families from Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted.”
Other major telcos including O2, Orange and Vodafone have been waiving call charges to Ukraine.