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After Google, Amazon declared logistical and cybersecurity support for Ukraine.
Global conglomerates have been extending help in different ways to help Ukraine fight the ongoing invasion by Russia. Amazon chief executive officer Andy Jassy has come forward to help the invaded nation. Earlier today the Amazon CEO tweeted that they will be offering logistics and cybersecurity help to Ukraine.
In a short message on Twitter, Jassy said:
“The situation in Ukraine is deeply concerning, and gets more so each day. Amazon stands with the people of Ukraine, and will continue to help. We’re supporting humanitarian relief NGOs on the ground with cash donations from Amazon and our employees, logistics to get supplies to people needing them, and cyber security assistance to companies and governments”.
Amazon, however, is not the first tech giant to extend help to Ukraine. Previously, search giant Google announced a $15 million donation to Ukraine. It also offered advertisement credits to for humanitarian and intergovernmental organizations.
Google’s president of global affairs, Kent Walker said that the company has put an SOS alert for searches in Ukraine. The system will alert anytime the Refugee and Evacuation information is enabled. This will further point to UN resources for refugees and asylum seekers.
Apple has also come forward suspending its sales in Russia along with the Apple Pay feature. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company remains determined to support Ukrainian workers. Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has also announced an $8.6 million “humanitarian relief” aid to Ukraine.
Choking the Russian State Media
Tech giants have also come forward to block the Russian state media from spreading its propaganda. On Monday, Facebook parent Meta announced that it has blocked Russian state media RT and Sputnik across the EU.
Meta’s newly appointed president of global affairs, Nick Clegg said:
”We have received requests from several governments and the EU. Given the specificity of the current situation, we will temporarily limit RT and Sputnik across the EU.”
TikTok has also followed Meta’s footsteps following jurisdictional demands from the EU. Similarly, YouTube has blocked Russian media channels RT and Sputnik in the EU region.
Russia has been facing a ton of heavy sanctions from the US and EU following its invasion of Ukraine. A number of companies across sectors have decided to withdraw operations from Russia over the last week.