Previously, the Ukrainian government had asked the two companies to stop providing services to their Russian customers.
“Unlike other U.S. technology providers, AWS has no data centers, infrastructure, or offices in Russia, and we have a long-standing policy of not doing business with the Russian government. We have also stopped allowing new sign-ups for AWS in Russia and Belarus. Our biggest customers using AWS in Russia are companies who are headquartered outside of the country and have some development teams there,” Amazon stated in a blog post.
Microsoft announced that it will suspend all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia. Microsoft President Brad Smith stated that the company will continue to work closely with the U.S. government, the EU and the U.K. to ensure that the sanctions are followed.
After the invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian government continued to appeal to several top tech platforms to cut ties with Russia. Top tech platforms such as Oracle, Google, Meta and others have sanctioned the Russian government.