Immediately, we’re asserting that Microsoft will lengthen know-how help freed from cost for Ukraine all through calendar yr 2023. This commits our firm to offering extra know-how assist valued at roughly $100 million, which is able to be sure that authorities companies, vital 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 vital digital alliance of nations, firms and nonprofits. Because the warfare started in February, Microsoft and different tech firms have offered unprecedented know-how help to the federal government and other people of Ukraine. By disbursing digital infrastructure into the general public cloud, Microsoft and others have supported vital Ukrainian providers by way of information facilities throughout Europe. As underscored in Microsoft’s report in June, this has performed a vital 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 middle and different bodily belongings.
The digital alliance supporting Ukraine should proceed to face robust.
Immediately’s dedication will convey Microsoft’s complete help for Ukraine to greater than $400 million for the reason that warfare started in February. Along with enabling know-how providers to run within the Microsoft Cloud, the corporate continues to:
- Help the nation with vital cybersecurity safety
- Help nonprofits and humanitarian organizations working in Ukraine, Poland and elsewhere within the European Union
- Present information and help to worldwide organizations aiding Ukraine and addressing warfare crimes towards civilians
- Help and help staff who’re contributing to nonprofits engaged in humanitarian reduction efforts
We acknowledge that many individuals, significantly throughout Europe, will make sacrifices this winter to help the protection of Ukraine. The warfare has upended vitality markets and disrupted entry to meals. We’re assured that different tech firms will equally step ahead to maintain help that’s very important not just for Ukraine, however for worldwide stability and the safety of basic rights throughout Europe and world wide.