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Microsoft scales down Russia operations due to Ukraine crisis


In this photo, the Microsoft logo is displayed on a phone screen. The Russian flag appears on a backdrop screen. This was taken in Krakow in Poland on March 1, 2022.

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MicrosoftIt announced Wednesday that it would make substantial reductions to Russia’s business, joining other companies who are trying to reduce their exposure in Russia or pull out from Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

However, the company stated that it will fulfill all its contractual obligations to Russian customers while suspending new sales, which was previously announced in March, remains in force.

Microsoft spokeswoman said that “The changes in Russia’s economic outlook have had an impact on our business,” and they decided to reduce our Russian operations.

Bloomberg News was the first to report on this story. newsMore than 400 employees are expected to be affected.

Several major companies, including Apple, Nike Dell Technologies,We have severed all ties with Russia