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AMAZON RECEIVES PEACE PRIZE FROM UKRAINE FOR SUPPORTING THE COUNTRY

Amazon received the Ukraine Peace Prize for supporting the country during the war unleashed by Russia, the award was presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov during a meeting in Lugano (Switzerland).
“Amazon AWS has been actively supporting Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion. The company helped save our digital infrastructure during the war. In particular, the migration of Ukraine’s state registries and critical databases to the Amazon AWS cloud environment was critical. And from the very first days of the war, it banned the registration of new customers from Russia and Belarus,” the message on the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Digital Transformation says.
The ministry notes that Fedorov also discussed with Liam Maxwell, Director of Government Transformation at Amazon Web Services, further cooperation in the areas of digital lending and the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
“Maxwell noted that the company is ready to help with technological solutions for the digitalization of the public sector and the judicial system,” the ministry said.
Ukraine Peace Prize is an award introduced by the President of Ukraine for companies and corporations, governments, officials, world politicians who most support Ukraine and help in the fight against the Russian aggressor.
As reported, Google was the first to receive the Ukraine Peace Prize. This award was also received by Microsoft.

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STATE-RUN UKRPOSHTA OPENS ONLINE STORE ON AMAZON

An official online store of Ukrposhta has opened on the American e-commerce platform Amazon, the press service of the national postal operator reported on Tuesday.
Ukrposhta notes that on Amazon you can buy the “Russian warship … Done!” set of stamps, envelope and postcard, as well as branded goods, namely a sweatshirt, a T-shirt or a cap.
The company added that it will transfer $5 from each order with the “Russian warship … Done!” stamp to the account of KSE Foundation. All funds raised will be used to help schools and kindergartens, organizing the logistics of humanitarian cargo, humanitarian aid.
In addition, the new stamp “Ukrainian Dream” is available for ordering in the online store in a set, which is issued on June 28 to the Day of the Constitution of Ukraine.
The development of the store and the launch of the Ukrposhta brand on Amazon was carried out by the Disqover Agency team.
Earlier, Ukrposhta also launched an official online store on eBay. In addition, you can officially buy philatelic products on Rozetka, Prom and Kasta.

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UKRAINIAN MINISTRY TO COOPERATE WITH AMAZON TO DEVELOP CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES IN UKRAINE

The Digital Transformation Ministry of Ukraine will cooperate with Amazon Web Services to accelerate the development of cloud technologies in the country, digital transformation and innovation.
The corresponding memorandum of cooperation was signed by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov with Amazon in London.
“Another global technology giant has begun to work in Ukraine. The beginning of our cooperation is a positive signal to other large international companies and brands that it is possible and necessary to enter Ukraine,” he said on Telegram.
According to the minister, the ministry, together with Amazon, will develop skills in working with cloud technologies: Ukrainian universities will be able to join the AWS Academy program for free, modernize IT systems and agency policies in the field of cloud technologies; implement the ministry’s strategies for the development of IT infrastructure and the diffusion of cloud technologies (in particular, through the development of small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups that use cloud solutions).
“And this is just the beginning. I am glad to welcome Amazon in Ukraine,” Fedorov said.

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