Microsoft announce it It will stop selling its products and services at RussiaSo, from Windows to Xbox family consoles. The decision, as you can easily imagine, is a form of protest and “punishment” against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
President Brad Smith made this announcement with an official statement, which we describe below.
“Like the rest of the world, we are horrified, angry and saddened by the images and news from the war in Ukraine and condemn this unwarranted, unwarranted and illegal invasion by Russia. Today we announce that we are suspending all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia,” Smith said in a blog post. Official Microsoft.
In addition, we coordinate and work closely with the governments of the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and we Disrupting many aspects of our business In Russia in accordance with the decisions of government sanctions. We believe that we are more effective in helping Ukraine when we take concrete measures in coordination with the decisions taken by these governments and we will take further actions as this situation continues to develop.”
Microsoft will also support Ukraine more directly, helping the country to Defense against Russian cyberattacks And through humanitarian aid to the victims of war.
“One of our most impactful areas of work is certainly protecting cybersecurity in Ukraine,” Smith said. “We continue to work proactively to help cybersecurity officials in Ukraine defend against Russian attacks, including the recent cyber attack against a major Ukrainian broadcaster.”
“We also continue to mobilize our resources to help people in Ukraine. Microsoft Philanthropies and UN Affairs teams work closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and many UN agencies to assist refugees by providing technology and financial support to key NGOs and where necessary we advocate As a company, we are committed to the safety of our employees in Ukraine and are in constant contact with them to provide support in many ways, including those who have had to flee to save their lives or safety.”
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