Yes, you’ve read it right. Owing to the military activity in Ukraine, Apple not only halted all sales volume in Russia but also restricted Apple Pay and other operations in the nation on Tuesday.
“We have suspended all sales performance in Russia,” Apple said, according to the Russian media organization Sputnik.
It comes three days after Russia recognized Ukraine’s separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as autonomous units and commenced military actions in Ukraine on February 24.
Many nations have denounced Russia’s military activities in Ukraine and put sanctions on Moscow, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and the European Union. These nations have also offered Ukraine military assistance in the battle against Russia.
We halted all shipments into our nation’s sales force last week. Other applications, such as Apple Pay, have been prohibited. Outside of Russia, RT News and Sputnik News are no longer accessible on the App Store. Read the quote carefully. In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a law imposing specific economic sanctions on the United States and its allies.
Previously, Russian government news organizations RT and Sputnik were prohibited in Europe by Meta, Google, TikTok, and YouTube.
The United States, Canada, and European allies decided to suspend important Russian institutions from the SWIFT interbank messenger service, effectively preventing Russian institutions from communicating safely with banks outside Russia.
According to the UN refugee agency, conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 500,000 people beyond the nation’s territory.
Vasily Nebenzya announced on February 28 during an emergency session of the UN General Council that Russia has no plans to seize Ukraine. It is speculated that discussions between Russian and Ukrainian teams took place in Belarus’ Gomel Region on February 28, and another round of talks gets slated for March 2.
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