Apple (AAPL) has stopped selling all of it
products in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine,
The company announced Tuesday.
The company said in a statement that it is
“deeply concerned” about the Russian invasion
and that in response, it has “paused all products
Sales” in the country. Apple also said it has
moved to limit access to digital services, such as
Apple Pay, inside Russia, and restricted the
availability of Russian state media applications
Outside the country.
“Last week, we stopped all exports into 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 Russia,” Apple said. “And
we have disabled both traffic and live incidents in
Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety and
Precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens.”
Apple’s decision comes as tech companies have
faced increasing public pressure to act against
Russia. The Ukrainian government last week had
asked Apple to stop offering its app store in
Russia, but some security and democracy
experts said that that could harm Russian users
who are protesting the Kremlin and who rely on?
Western tools to organize.
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have all begun
cracking down on content shared by Russian
media amid intensifying pressure from European
Officials act against the pro-Russian propaganda.
Netflix also said it is refusing to air Russian state
TV channels in the country.