| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Microsoft suspends product sales and services in Russia

Microsoft Corp announced on Friday that it will cease new sales of its products and services in Russia, becoming the latest Western firm to distance itself from Moscow following the invasion of Ukraine.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin began an all-out invasion of Ukraine, threatening to upend Europe’s post-Cold War order.

Since then, a slew of Western corporations, including Apple Inc, Nike, and Dell Technologies, have terminated ties with Russia in the face of Western sanctions.

Apple said on Tuesday said it had paused all product sales in Russia.

In addition to suspending new sales, Microsoft was stopping many aspects of its business in Russia in compliance with government sanctions, the company’s president Brad Smith said.

  • Reuters