Andriy Salahornyk: “War made me realize I have to develop and go forward”
Andriy studied to be a dentist. He also thinks that private business pushes a person to work on tasks, especially when it's something that person likes. Andry had thoughts of launching his own business long before the war. He was active in the Maidan and started up Bili Berety (White Berets) civil group, a special-purpose medical division. Later he served in ATO as part of the 59th mobile medical unit. Currently, Andriy is the owner of SONRISA dental practice in Ternopil and struggling with Ukrainian bureaucracy. He thinks that sovietstyle mechanisms of government control have to change and a program for ATO veterans launched. “We have fought and found strength to launch a private business. Don't we deserve tax and utility rate benefits for our companies?” he wonders.