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Microsoft halts sales, business in Russia in response to Ukraine invasion

Microsoft announced on Friday it will suspend sales of all new products in Russia, as well as halting many of its business dealings in the country following the invasion of Ukraine.

“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 statement. “…We are announcing today that we will suspend all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia,” 

The company also announced it is working closely with the US and European Union governments to ensure compliance with international and national sanctions against Russia in the wake of the invasion, and to help Ukraine monitor any cyber attacks.

“We believe we are most effective in aiding Ukraine when we take concrete steps in coordination with the decisions being made by these governments and we will take additional steps as this situation continues to evolve,” Microsoft said. The announcement comes after Apple made a similar move earlier this week.

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: WORLD NEWS ERA

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