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Microsoft stops sales in Russia

Microsoft stops sales in Russia

The software giant is perhaps the trait most people attribute to Microsoft, but the company also has a huge reach in the hardware world. Game consoles under the Xbox flag, the countless computer models in the Surface family, as well as peripherals like keyboards and mice are from the biggest categories. Among others, Windows, Office, and a host of game and game developers, the piece of software is clearly a very large part of the company’s product suite.

As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the outside world tightened the screws on the attacker, which is why companies such as AMD and Intel stopped their sales in the former country. Microsoft is now announcing that they are doing the same, with immediate effect. Sales stopped Via a post on the company’s blogVice President Brad Smith wrote that it concerns “all new sales of Microsoft products and services.”

Today we announce that we will suspend all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia.

In addition, we closely coordinate and work closely with the governments of the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, and are suspending many aspects of our business in Russia in compliance with government sanctions resolutions. – Brad Smith, Microsoft

No concrete examples are provided, but everything from Xbox Series consoles to subscription services and licenses for Windows is reasonably included. Smith also wrote that Microsoft is working with the European Union and the United Kingdom to ensure that more areas of the Russian company’s operations comply with the sanctions. At the same time, there are constant promises of support for cybersecurity in Ukraine.

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