In the midst of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Microsoft has taken a significant step. Microsoft has announced that it will no longer sell its products and services in Russia. In the midst of Russia’s attack on Moscow, Microsoft made this announcement. Previously, the governments of Western countries, sports organisations, and major corporations all condemned Russia’s attack and imposed a variety of sanctions.
Microsoft’s operating system is currently used by over one billion people worldwide. The shutdown of sales and service in Russia will affect millions of users. “Like the rest of the world, we are horrified, outraged, and saddened by the images and news coming from the war in Ukraine,” Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a blog post. We condemn Russia’s unjust, unprovoked, and illegal aggression.” Huh.”
Apple has also discontinued sales of the product in Russia.
Apple announced last week that it would no longer sell any of its products in Russia. Apple has removed Russian news apps RT and Sputnik from its App Store, in addition to ceasing sales of its product in Russia. In Russia, Apple’s Apple Pay service is also unavailable. Following a letter from Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, Apple made this decision.
The United States has imposed sanctions on Russia’s exports.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has banned the export of its goods to Russia. The United States has also imposed a ban on Russian-branded products that are manufactured in the United States. This ban could cost American businesses a lot of money.
Under US trade law, the US has imposed these sanctions. To sell computers, sensors, lasers, navigation equipment, telecommunications, aerospace, and marine equipment to Russia, US companies must now obtain licences. A similar ban was imposed by the US on Huawei, a Chinese company, a few years ago, which caused significant damage to Huawei.