Right now, we’re asserting that Microsoft will lengthen expertise assist freed from cost for Ukraine all through calendar yr 2023. This commits our firm to offering extra expertise assist valued at roughly $100 million, which is able to make sure that authorities companies, essential infrastructure and different sectors in Ukraine can proceed to run their digital infrastructure and serve residents by way of the Microsoft Cloud. I’m asserting this dedication in Lisbon, Portugal, at a joint press convention with Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation.
The continued protection of Ukraine relies upon partly on a essential digital alliance of nations, firms and nonprofits. Because the struggle started in February, Microsoft and different tech firms have supplied unprecedented expertise help to the federal government and other people of Ukraine. By disbursing digital infrastructure into the general public cloud, Microsoft and others have supported essential Ukrainian providers by way of information facilities throughout Europe. As underscored in Microsoft’s report in June, this has performed a essential function in defending the resilience and safety of Ukraine’s information and digital providers even within the face of Russian cruise missile and different kinetic assaults on Ukraine’s authorities information heart and different bodily belongings.
The digital alliance supporting Ukraine should proceed to face sturdy.
Right now’s dedication will carry Microsoft’s complete assist for Ukraine to greater than $400 million because the struggle started in February. Along with enabling expertise providers to run within the Microsoft Cloud, the corporate continues to:
- Help the nation with essential cybersecurity safety
- Help nonprofits and humanitarian organizations working in Ukraine, Poland and elsewhere within the European Union
- Present information and assist to worldwide organizations aiding Ukraine and addressing struggle crimes in opposition to civilians
- Help and help staff who’re contributing to nonprofits engaged in humanitarian reduction efforts
We acknowledge that many individuals, notably throughout Europe, will make sacrifices this winter to assist the protection of Ukraine. The struggle has upended vitality markets and disrupted entry to meals. We’re assured that different tech firms will equally step ahead to maintain assist that’s very important not just for Ukraine, however for worldwide stability and the safety of basic rights throughout Europe and world wide.