“Today we announce that we are suspending all sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia,” Microsoft said in a statement.
In addition, the company announced the coordination of work in close cooperation with the governments of the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom, and further decisions regarding business in the Russian Federation will be made in accordance with government decisions on sanctions.
Microsoft Vice Chairman Brad Smith called Russia’s actions unjustified and illegal. Smith added that Microsoft is helping Ukraine, in particular in the fight against cyber attacks.
The company helps cybersecurity specialists in Ukraine defend against Russian attacks, including a recent cyberattack on a major Ukrainian TV company.
At the same time, the company did not specify which products the announced measure will affect. Microsoft is a supplier of the Windows operating system and a number of other software, as well as Xbox game consoles.