Apple and Nike suspend sales in Russia

Apple has suspended sales in Russia
// Apple has stopped selling its products and services due to concerns over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
// Nike halted online sales, although the sportswear giant said it was due to delivery issues and did not suggest the dispute played a role in its decision-making.

Apple and Nike halted sales in Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine.

Tech giant Apple has halted both product and service sales and made it clear that it stands with those suffering from the invasion.

The tech maker and retailer said: “We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all those who are suffering because of the violence.”

Apple Pay and other services such as Apple Maps have also been restricted.

The move comes after Ukraine’s digital minister Mykhailo Fedorov wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook pleading with him to freeze sales in Russia. Fedorov hopes this will infuriate young Russians and inspire them to protest against the invasion of Ukraine.

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Meanwhile, Nike has halted online orders in Russia as it cannot guarantee delivery of goods to its customers in the country.

However, visitors to the Nike website in Russia receive a message directing them to the nearest store.

Although the sportswear giant does not refer to the war, Ukrainian MP Lesia Vsylenko tweeted that the sportswear giant’s decision was a prime example of how private companies could impose sanctions on Russia.

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