Apple stops product sales in Russia

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(The hill) – Apple is halting sales of all products in Russia amid the country’s invasion of Ukraine, a company spokesperson told The Hill on Tuesday.

“We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and support all people who are suffering because of the violence,” they said in a statement.

“We have taken a number of actions in response to the invasion,” the spokesperson added.

In addition to suspending product sales, Apple halted exports to its sales channel in Russia.

Access to Apple Pay and other services has been restricted within the country.

The company has disabled live traffic and incidents in Apple Maps in Ukraine “as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens,” according to the company’s spokesperson.

Apple’s App Store has also blocked downloads of Russian state media RT News and Sputnik outside of Russia.

Several private companies have also restricted access to services in Russia since the conflict began last week.


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