Wargaming has fired World of Tanks creative director Sergey Burkatovskiy over a (since-deleted) Facebook post showing support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As reported by PC Gamer , Burkatovskiy claimed to support “the operations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic] and LPR [Luhansk People’s Republic].”

The development team did not take long to make a move and affirm that the opinions of the former creative director do not reflect the mentality of the company. In fact, he went a step further and reaffirmed his full support for the studio located in Kiev and Ukraine in a new statement that we translate below:

“At Wargaming, the safety and security of our employees is the highest priority. Currently, every resource we have in the company is helping and offering support to our more than 550 colleagues: offering them alternative accommodation, advance payments and additional funds for help with displacement and relocation We will help our employees to travel to neighboring countries and their accommodation can be arranged.

Finally, today Wargamin Kiev is donating $1 million to the Ukrainian Red Cross. These funds will be used to support Ukrainian hospitals and doctors, those citizens who have been displaced and other vital activities of this humanitarian organization.”

Wargaming concludes by adding that “we will be able to proceed with more humanitarian aid should the situation require it.”

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