PlayStation and Xbox urged to temporarily end support in Russia by Ukraine’s deputy prime minister

Mykhailo Fedorov, the deputy prime minister of Ukraine, has called on Sony and Microsoft to temporarily suspend support in the Russian and Belarusian markets after the invasion of Ukraine.

To all game development companies and export platforms: The Russian Federation has carried out a deceitful and disproportionate military attack on my country! Imagine, in 2022, cruise missiles attack residential areas, kindergartens and hospitals in the heart of Europe.

I am sure that you will not only hear, but do everything possible to protect Ukraine, Europe and finally the entire democratic world from bloody authoritarian aggression – and I appeal to all Russian and Belarusian accounts to temporarily block, the participation of Russian and Belarusian teams and gamers in all international esports events and cancel international events in the territory of Russia and Belarus.

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Sony has not responded to the letter at the time of writing, but it has announced a $2 million donation to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the international NGO Save the Children “to provide humanitarian aid to the affected populations in Ukraine.” and countries in the region.”

[Source – Mykhailo Fedorov on Twitter]