Microsoft 'suspends' new sales of products, services in Russia
Microsoft stops new sales of products and services in Russia, following in the footsteps in Apple and other tech giants.
Microsoft announced on Friday that it has halted new sales of its products and services in Russia, following in the footsteps of numerous other companies and Western governments.
"Like the rest of the world, we are horrified, angered, and saddened by the images and news coming from the war in Ukraine and condemn this unjustified, unprovoked and unlawful invasion by Russia," Microsoft president Brad Smith said in a blog post.
The company did not detail how it would apply this policy and said it has taken action over cyberattacks against Ukraine.
"Since the war began, we have acted against Russian positioning, destructive or disruptive measures against more than 20 Ukrainian government, IT and financial sector organizations," Smith's blog said, adding that the company has acted against cyberattacks "targeting several additional civilian sites."
Intel had earlier condemned the invasion of Ukraine and suspended shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus, and Apple halted the sales of its products in Russia.
Google paused its ads in Russia, Google Europe has blocked Youtube channels connected to RT and Sputnik across Europe, and Airbnb announced they were pausing their business in Russia and Belarus.