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News Roundup: US says Microsoft has to stop selling software in Russia

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US tells Microsoft; “Nyet”

What’s the next step after you started excluding software vendors from other countries? Banning US companies from operating in other countries, of course! US sanctions mean two of Microsoft’s official distributers have  imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies, according to Reuters.

“Microsoft will lose a market worth several billion dollars, from the point of view of its corporate and government clients in our country,” Russia’s communications minister Nikolai Nikoforov told the TASS news agency.

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