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Ukraine President asks Microsoft, SAP and Oracle to punish Russia more


Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the US technology giants to take more punitive actions against Russia.

On Sunday (March 13), Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tagged the official accounts of Microsoft, Oracle and SAP Twitter with the content that he wanted these companies to stop supporting their products in Russia. . He said that the action of stopping service in Russia by these companies is only “half the season”.

Meanwhile, at the beginning of March, Microsoft announced the cessation of new sales in Russia. Oracle said it had suspended all operations in the country, and SAP also said it was shutting down business in Russia under the sanctions.

Mr Zelensky’s tweet urging tech companies to stop allowing Russia access to their software and services went viral with more than 15,000 retweets (retweets) on Twitter.

On the Oracle side, they responded to Zelensky’s tweet on Sunday afternoon, stating that they have ended all operations in Russia, listing the measures they have taken, including cutting off access to customer support. products and access to software updates.

President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized the line between “black and white” and “good – evil” so that these corporations could be more aggressive in their sanctions against Russia.

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Federov has actively lobbied US companies to support Ukraine and cut business ties with Russia. Federov urged SAP to go further in cutting ties with Russia last week in a tweet after SAP announced its move.

He said that the suspension of sales is not enough, companies must stop supporting their products in Russia until the campaign is over. In another tweet, Mr. Federov asked Microsoft to block Russian access to their Azure, GitHub and Skype services.

Thai Hoang (according to Forbes)

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