Apple joins companies pulling back from Russia over Ukraine attac

Wednesday - 02/03/2022 07:13
Moves by iPhone maker, Ford, Nike and others add to growing pressure on Kremlin over invasion
The RT News and Sputnik apps are no longer available on the iPhone’s App Store anywhere outside Russia © Reuters
The RT News and Sputnik apps are no longer available on the iPhone’s App Store anywhere outside Russia © Reuters

Apple has suspended sales of its products in Russia, as the world’s most valuable company led a number of other US brands in boycotting the country following its invasion of Ukraine.

Apple said it would pause all product sales and block access to state media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik from the iPhone’s App Store outside the country.

Carmaker Ford on Tuesday told its Russian joint venture partner that it was suspending operations in the region until further notice, while athletic outfitter Nike paused orders through its website and mobile app in the country, saying it could no longer guarantee deliveries.

Boeing on Tuesday said it would suspend large operations in Russia, as well as the provision of parts, maintenance and technical support services for Russian airlines. It had already closed its office in Kyiv, which has over 100 employees, and paused operations at its Moscow training campus.
 
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