Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov called on video game companies and eSports organizations, especially Xbox and PlayStation, to put their grain into the fight against the war and the Russian regime.
In an open letter published in TwitterFedorov asked for corporate support to do “everything possible to protect Ukraine, Europe and the entire democratic world from bloody authoritarian aggression.”
You are certainly aware of what is happening in Ukraine at the moment. Russia declares war not on Ukraine but on the whole civilized world. If you support human values, you should live the Russian market! pic.twitter.com/tnQr13BsSv
– Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) March 2, 2022
“Armed forces and civilians are defending Ukraine to the end. The whole world is reeling from sanctions aggression. But we need your help – in 2022 modern technology will try to respond as well as possible to multiple attacks and missiles. . ”
“I am sure that you will not only listen, but do everything possible to protect Ukraine […] and asked to temporarily block all accounts in Russia and Belarus, and to halt the participation of Russian and Belarusian teams and players in all international eSports events. »
“We are confident that these actions will motivate Russian citizens to act proactively against military aggression.”
So far, there has been no response from Sony or Microsoft. In the world of cinema, that is to say, Sony pulled out a few surprises from its launch in Russian theaters, such as the Spider-Man spin-off Morbius, which was delayed indefinitely.
Over the past few days, many video game-related companies has made significant donations to humanitarian causes and he showed his support to Ukrainian employees. Yesterday, The Chinese Room developer’s launch, Little Orpheus, was delayed due to Russian-related content. The eSports team Navi also indicated that he would not work with the main Russian team. Apple, for its part, has suspended product sales in Russia.