Following Top Tech Companies Pull out Services From Russia during Ukraine-Russia War.
On 4th March, we will suspend all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia.
In addition, we are coordinating closely and working in lockstep with the governments of the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom, and we are stopping many aspects of our business in Russia in compliance with governmental sanctions decisions.
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 in the statement.
After stopping its exports to Russia last week, Apple announced Tuesday it would halt all sales of its products in the country. As with Apple Pay, RT News and Sputnik News will not be available outside Russia.
“We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all the people who are suffering as a result of the violence,” the company wrote in a statement. “We are supporting humanitarian efforts, providing aid for the unfolding refugee crisis, and doing all we can to support our teams in the region.”
Visa and Mastercard
“Visa is taking prompt action to ensure compliance with applicable sanctions, and is prepared to comply with additional sanctions that may be implemented,” the firm said in a statement Tuesday.
On the same day that Meta banned ads, Alphabet’s Google also barred RT and other Russian channels from receiving funds from ads on their websites, apps, and YouTube videos.
Netflix announced it would stop operating in Russia following the attack on Ukraine, making it one of the largest media companies to pull out of the market.
TikTok, an app based in China, decided to cease lives treaming in Russia after the new law was passed silencing dissent and blocking information about its invasion of Ukraine, “We have no choice but to suspend live streaming and new content to our video service while we review the safety implications of this law,” the company tweeted.
- Airbnb is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus
In a late Tuesday announcement, Boeing ceased operations in Moscow as well as parts, maintenance, and technical assistance for Russian airlines.
“As the conflict continues, our teams are focused on ensuring the safety of our teammates in the region,” a Boeing spokesperson said. In Moscow, Boeing has a technical research center and its largest engineering center for computer-aided aero structure design outside the United States, according to Reuters.