Microsoft has decided to suspend the sale of goods and services in Russia, as the situation around Ukraine escalates.
- This is stated in a official statement published today on the company’s website.
The company made the decision as the situation around conflict in Ukraine escalated!
*Brain Fung tweet in response to Microsoft announcement
Just in: Microsoft suspends "all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia" and discloses a recent cyberattack targeting a "major Ukrainian broadcaster" https://t.co/oUu8zvlgMo
— Brian Fung (@b_fung) March 4, 2022
Brad Smith – Vice President announced that;
“we will suspend all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia” our single most influential area of work is shifted towards security or defense against Ukrainian cyber-attacks.
Adding that ‘We shall continue to work proactively and help cyber security officials in Ukraine defend themselves against Russian attacks’
*Microsoft has been active in Russia since 2001, and has over 500 local IT developers employed