Ukraine’s Economy Ministry calls on global IT companies to block cooperation with Russia

Ukraine’s Economy Ministry calls on global IT companies to block cooperation with Russia

The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine called on leading global IT companies to freeze all transactions and agreements with Russia and stop providing any services to the aggressor country.

As the press service of the Ministry of Economy reports, Ukraine needs such support to stop information and technological attacks by the Russian Federation.

“Russia needs these high-quality products and services, equipment and software produced by these companies to continue the war.

In particular, many channels on Telegram and YouTube, Facebook groups and Instagram profiles have been created to spread disinformation among Ukrainians, Russians, and the world. Russians use these channels to find out important information about the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and share it to indicate the goals of future air strikes," reads the statement.

Several international technology companies have already expressed their support for Ukraine. In particular, founder of SpaceX and PayPal Elon Musk announced he would send Starlink satellite terminals and activate access to the service in Ukraine.

The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine already sent official letters to Telegram Messenger Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google, YouTube), Meta Platforms Inc (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp), Microsoft Corporation, Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc, SAP Inc., Honeywell International Inc, NVIDIA Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, Apple Inc., SAS Institute Inc. , Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH, Teradata Corp, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell Technologies Inc., VMware Inc., Siemens AG (Siemens Digital Industries Software), Autodesk Inc., Adobe Systems Incorporated, Diebold Nixdorf Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Bentley Systems Inc.

Russian president Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine on February 24 and launched a large-scale invasion. For the fourth day already, Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure. Missiles hit residential buildings.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.

According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russia lost 4,300 servicemen over the three days of the war.

Ukraine officially filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation at the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague.


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