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Microsoft suspend all new product and service sales in Russia.

Microsoft didn’t clarify whether existing services will continue to be available

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Russian sales of Microsoft goods and services have been halted, the company said Friday.

It was revealed on Friday by Microsoft President Brad Smith, as Western firms maintain their boycott of Russia after the invasion of Ukraine last week. There’s no word yet from Microsoft on whether or not current services will remain accessible.

As a result of the concerted government sanctions against Russia, Microsoft has suspended “several areas” of its operations in the country, the company said in a statement.

As the situation in Ukraine continues to change, “we think that when we take tangible actions in collaboration with the choices being made by these nations, we will take more steps as this scenario continues to develop,” Smith wrote.

Microsoft stated earlier this week that it was attempting to alert Ukraine of assaults.

According to Smith’s subsequent tweet from Monday, attackers have targeted Ukrainian military institutions and manufacturers as well as various other government bodies.

In light of the Ukraine incursion, several U.S. IT businesses have restricted their ties to Russia. Apple said on Tuesday that it will cease product sales at the country’s Apple Store. In Russia, Google has halted all advertising, while Airbnb has ceased operations in Russia and Belarus.

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