Uber to offer free taxi services between Ukraine-Poland border in bid to help desperate refugees

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Aden-Jay Wood

By Aden-Jay Wood

Published: 03/03/2022

- 08:31

Updated: 14/02/2023

- 11:35

The initiative will allow Ukrainians to travel to the Polish cities of Lublin and Rzeszow

Uber will offer unlimited free rides between the border of Ukraine and Poland in a bid to help people escape the ongoing Russian invasion.

Thousands of people are still frantically trying to flee the war, as Vladimir Putin continues his attempts to capture the capital, Kyiv.

The global transport giant said people wanting to get to the Polish cities of Lublin or Rzeszow from several Ukrainian regions including Hrebenne, Dolhobyczow and Dorohusk, should enter the code “POMOCLUBELSKIE” or “POMOCPODKARPACKIE” to claim the free ride.

In a statement, the company added: “Our teams are working 24/7 to keep impacted employees, riders, and drivers safe and are partnering with NGOs to support relief efforts on the ground.”

Uber is currently not running in other cities across Ukraine because of the war, but is assessing how to restore its services on a city-by-city basis.

It has also said that it will soon be adding a donation option to its app in the US for anyone wishing to contribute to the International Rescue Committee.

The firm will match donations made of up to $1million (£746,000), it added.

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