Since our announcement on March 3, we have continued to closely monitor the war in Ukraine. We have now made the decision to begin an orderly wind-down of our business in Russia and Belarus. We are focused on ensuring impacted employees in Russia and Belarus are treated with respect and have our support through this transition. Cisco remains committed to using all its resources to help our employees, the institutions and people of Ukraine, and our customers and partners during this challenging time.
We will communicate directly with customers, partners, and vendors to settle our financial matters, including refunding prepaid service and software arrangements, to the extent permissible under applicable laws and regulations.
At Cisco, we strongly and unequivocally condemn the unjustified war, and the violence that has been unleashed upon innocent civilians.
Our number one priority is the safety and security of our employees. We've been in close contact with employees in Ukraine with offers of support in a variety of ways – including travel, temporary relocation, allowances to cover unexpected expenses and emergency time-off. Some of our employees – together with their families – have chosen to relocate, while others have decided to stay. Cisco continues to support them as best we can in either case.