How Microsoft was on 'frontlines' of Russia-Ukraine conflict early on

Microsoft President Brad Smith explains the Redmond-based company’s role in the early days of the war.

REDMOND, Wash. — It is quite the statement.

“The front line between Ukraine and Russia actually runs through Redmond, Washington,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said.

Smith, for the first time, publicly discussed how the company helped fend off a Russian attack on Ukraine and how the Russians signaled they were about to launch a physical invasion.

“I think one of the interesting things that historians will ultimately ask is when did this war begin, and who saw the first shots that were fired? The conventional wisdom is

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