Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister on Friday urged Apple high boss Tim Cook to lower provide of its merchandise and block entry to App Store in Russia.
Mykhailo Fedorov, who can also be Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation, tweeted a replica of the letter despatched to Cook asking the iPhone maker to “stop supplying Apple services and products to the Russian Federation, including blocking access to App Store.” Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
Russian President Vladimir Putin began a three-pronged invasion of Ukraine from the north, east, and south on Thursday, in an assault that threatened to upend Europe’s post-Cold War order.
“In 2022, modern technology is perhaps the best answer to the tanks, multiple rocket launchers (hrad) and missiles,” Fedorov mentioned.
“I am deeply concerned with the situation in Ukraine. We’re doing all we can for our teams…and will be supporting local humanitarian efforts,” Cook had tweeted on Thursday. Fedorov additionally voiced assist for US sanctions on Russia.
On Thursday, US President Joe Biden introduced sweeping sanctions in opposition to Russia, slicing off main Russian banks and hammering entry to world exports of products from industrial electronics and computer systems to semiconductors and plane elements.
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