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Two big online taxi services entered Ukraine in 2016: U.S. firm Uber and Russia’s Yandex.Taxi, pouring huge investments into their roll-outs at the 42-million-people market.

But they weren’t the first internet-based taxi service in Ukraine. The market had long been dominated by a home-grown business — Uklon.

The Uklon app and website launched in 2010, when Uber was registered but wasn’t yet operating. But now that Uber expanded into Ukraine, Uklon has been dubbed an “Uber clone.”

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