The new commitment will bring Microsoft’s total aid contribution to Ukraine to more than $400 million since the conflict began in February, he added.
The company’s support will ensure that government agencies, critical infrastructure and other sectors of Ukraine can continue to run their digital infrastructure and serve citizens through the Microsoft Cloud, he said.
“Today, we’re announcing that Microsoft will extend free technology support for Ukraine through calendar year 2023. This commits our company to providing additional technology assistance valued at approximately $100 million, which will ensure that government agencies, infrastructure critical and other sectors in Ukraine can continue to run its digital infrastructure and serve citizens through the Microsoft Cloud,” said Smith.
Microsoft pledged to support Ukrainian services through cloud services and data centers across Europe. The tech giant also pledged to provide cybersecurity protection and support to humanitarian and non-profit organizations operating in Ukraine, Poland and elsewhere in the European Union, the statement said.
Ukraine has also reportedly been the target of numerous cyber attacks by Russia since the start of the conflict in late February.