Apple stops selling all products in Russia, Ford shuts down

Apple announced on Tuesday that it will stop selling all products in Russia, but Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine will prevent users around the world from downloading state media RT News and Sputnik News from the app store.

Apple doesn’t have a physical store in Russia, but it does operate online. However, this tech giant is currently discontinuing sales of all products, including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices. Russian website..

Customers who want to purchase an item from a website will be told “Delivery is not available” instead when they try to put the item in their online shopping cart.

Apple said in statement On Tuesday, after Russia’s invasion on February 24, it suspended the sale of goods in the country as a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

“We are doing everything we can to support humanitarian efforts, support the progress of the refugee crisis, and support teams in the region,” Apple added.

Not only are RTNews and SputnikNews no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia, but Apple has said they have disabled both traffic and live incidents on Ukrainian maps as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens.

“We continue to assess the situation and keep in touch with relevant governments about the actions we are taking. We will join all those in the world seeking peace.”

The announcement from Apple came shortly after Ukrainian digital minister Mykhailo Fedorov asked its CEO Tim Cook to stop offering Apple services and products to the Russian Federation and block access to the Apple store. It is done.

“In 2022, the latest technology for tanks, multiple rocket launchers and missiles is probably the best answer,” Fedorov said. I wrote in a letter Cook.

“I appeal to you, and you will not only hear, but will do everything possible to protect Ukraine, Europe, and finally the entire democratic world from bloody authoritarian attacks.” Said Fedorov. “I am convinced that such actions will motivate Russian youth and the active population to proactively stop the disgraceful military aggression.”

Elsewhere on Tuesday, American car maker Ford said it would shut down operations in Russia and take effect immediately until further notice.

“Ford is deeply concerned about the invasion of Ukraine and the consequent threat to peace and stability. This situation has forced us to reassess our business in Russia.” Ford said,

A range of companies, including Harley-Davidson, Nike, Dell, ExxonMobil, and others have announced similar moves in recent weeks after President Vladimir Putin invaded the former Soviet nation and faced isolation.

Earlier this week, Google, Twitter, and TikTok also imposed various restrictions on Russia, blocking content from RT and Sputnik throughout Europe.

Catabella Roberts


Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She focuses primarily on the United States and covers the news and business of The Epoch Times.