Amid Russia’s continuing to storm Ukraine in its so called “special military operation of Ukraine”, global-tech giant Microsoft has vowed for an additional support to Ukraine of $100 million in services as well as products by the end of 2023.
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov took it to his Twitter handle to share the information about it, adding that, “Additional support from @Microsoft for Ukraine: $100 M in service and products by the end of 2023. Such important contribution to our victory by securing critical infrastructure & providing us cloud. Thank you @BradSmi.”
At the same time, on behalf of Microsoft, Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft, during an address, said that, “Today, we are announcing that Microsoft will expand technology support free of charge for Ukraine throughout the calendar year 2023. This makes commitment that our company to provide additional technology help which valued at around $100 million, which will ensure that government agencies, vital infrastructure & other sectors in Ukraine can continue to run their digital infrastructure as well as serve citizens through the Microsoft Cloud.”
Smith further added that, “Since the war started in February, Microsoft & other tech companies have provided unprecedented technology help to the government as well as people of Ukraine.”
During an address, Smith added that, “By disbursing digital infrastructure into the public cloud, Microsoft & others have supported critical Ukrainian services through data centers across Europe.”
The commitment made by Microsoft to Ukraine, which amounts to $100 million will bring the total support by Microsoft for Ukraine to over $400 million from the day since the war began on February 24.
Moreover, Ukraine has also witnessed a number of cyber attacks from the day since Russia called an invasion of Ukraine.