Mykhailo Fedorov, the Ukrainian vice prime minister, has wrote a letter to Tim Cook dinner, requesting that Apple block entry to the App Retailer and cease all system gross sales in Russia.
In Fedorov’s letter, he is asking Apple for help to cease supplying all Apple companies and merchandise to Russian customers because of the ongoing battle between Russia and Ukraine.
I enchantment to you and I’m certain you’ll not solely hear, but in addition do all the pieces potential to guard Ukraine, Europe, and at last, all the democratic world from bloody authoritarian aggression – to cease suppling Apple companies and merchandise to the Russian Federation, together with blocking entry to App Retailer!
We’re certain that such actions will inspire youth and energetic inhabitants of Russia to proactively cease the disgraceful army aggression.
Apple runs a devoted web site in Russia for customers to buy iPhones, iPads, Macs, and different units that the corporate sells. And naturally, there’s a separate Russian App Retailer.
U.S. President Joe Biden has already imposed new sanctions in Russia that purpose to forestall corporations from exporting choose merchandise to Russia. Nevertheless, in the intervening time, Apple doesn’t appear to be impacted as a result of it’s nonetheless at the moment promoting services in Russia.
Cook tweeted yesterday that he’s “deeply involved” in regards to the scenario in Ukraine. He claims that Apple can be “supporting native humanitarian efforts.”
The sanctions put in place by President Biden might not have affected Apple by way of promoting services, however it has impacted Apple Pay. Enterprise Insider has reported that 5 of Russia’s main banks can’t use Apple Pay or Google Pay at the moment.