New Ukraine decree offers eased rules for Belarus IT workers

Ukraine’s president has signed a decree simplifying regulations for IT workers from Belarus who are willing to relocate to the neighboring country amid mass protests and continuing crackdown on demonstrators in Belarus

KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's president has signed a decree simplifying regulations for IT workers from Belarus who are willing to relocate to the neighboring country amid mass protests and a continuing crackdown on demonstrators and opposition activists in Belarus, officials said Sunday.

IT is currently the fastest-growing sector of the Belarusian econonmy. It accounts for 6% of the the country's GDP. IT workers supported the protests, and some of them have been jailed. Others joined the so-called Cyber Partisan group that attacks government websites and last month leaked personal data of over 1,000 police officers allegedly involved in crackdown on peaceful protesters.