Amazon scores Ukrainian award for helping with the war

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Amazon on Wednesday was awarded the "Distinction of the World" by Ukrainian officials for its help in aiding Kyiv in its war against Russia. 

"Amazon AWS has been actively supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation," the Ministry of Digital Development said according to a report by Interfax. "The company helped save our digital infrastructure during the war."

The ministry championed Amazon’s help to secure Ukraine’s "state registries and critical databases" by transferring them to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

"And from the first days of the war, it banned registration [of] new customers from Russia and Belarus," the ministry added. 

Attendees walk through an expo hall at AWS re:Invent 2021, a conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS), on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at The Venetian in Las Vegas.  (AP Newsroom)

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The ministry’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mikhail Fedorov, also reportedly spoke with Director of State Transformation of Amazon AWS, Liam Maxwell, on ways the tech giant and the Ukrainian government can cooperate further as the war-torn nation looks to rebuild. 

"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.

FILE – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen on a screen as addresses the audience from Kyiv during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, May 23, 2022.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File / AP Newsroom)

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Amazon has joined the ranks of other top companies like Google and Microsoft which had previously received the award reportedly created by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

The "Distinction of the World" was established as a form of appreciation for companies, governments, officials and world leaders who have supported Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion. 

Fox News could not immediately reach AWS for comment. 

Amazon has further assisted Ukraine in its fight against Russia by providing $2 million in donated products to help Ukrainian refugees resettle in the U.S.

A rescuer stands on the rubble of a building destroyed by Russian shelling, as they start searching for bodies, amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 10, 2022.  (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra / Reuters Photos)

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Additionally, the cloud platform announced earlier this month that it had made two training programs, AWS Educate and AWS Academy, more accessible to Ukrainians.

Both programs will help Ukrainians access cloud training resources and job pools.

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