Apple reported this Tuesday, March 1, that it froze the sale of all its products in Russia, derived from the armed conflict between the country of Vladimir Putin and Ukraine.
Through a statement, those from Palo Alto confirmed that they stopped all exports “to our sales channel in the country last week in response to the violence.” In addition, they add that “they will continue to evaluate the situation.”
This decision was made a few days after the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov published an open letter to Manzanacalling on the company to isolate Russia from its products, services, and the App Store.
This is the letter from Apple that freezes the sale of products in Russia
“We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and we stand with all the people who are suffering as a result of the violence. We support humanitarian efforts by providing aid for the unfolding refugee crisis and do our best to support our teams in the region. We have taken a number of measures in response to the invasion. We have paused all product sales in Russia. Last week, we stopped all exports to our sales channel in the country. Apple Pay and other services have been limited. RT News and Sputnik News are no longer available for download from the App Store outside of Russia. And we have disabled both live traffic and incidents on Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens. We will continue to assess the situation and will be in communication with the relevant governments about the actions we are taking. We join all those around the world who are calling for peace.”