EuroNews: Microsoft pledges further €100 million to support Ukraine in ‘technological war’

 The war in Ukraine is “really a technological war,” the country’s vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov said on Thursday at Web Summit as Microsoft announced an extension of its tech support for the embattled country.

  • After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, one of the first attacks was on Ukraine’s data centres, Feodorov added.
  • The minister, who visited Ukraine’s army at the beginning of the war, also told journalists at the press conference that one of the demands made by a military commander on the frontline was for a 3D printer.
  • The Microsoft’s vice-chair and president Brad Smith announced a further $100 million (€102 million) aid package to support tech in Ukraine through 2023. The package will extend support for the government, critical infrastructure, and other sectors that can continue to serve Ukrainian citizens through Microsoft Cloud.

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Ukraine's vice prime minister Feodorov addresses a press conference at Web Summit in Lisbon.

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