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Ukraine’s Vice PM Mykhailo Fedorov Seeks Cooperation From Apple Regarding Business In Russia – $AAPL $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Mykhailo Fedorov, serving as Ukraine’s vice prime minister and overseeing digital operations is seeking cooperation from iPhone maker Apple Inc. (AAPL) employing them to halt product sales in Russia and shut down its App Store in the country. Making the request in a letter to Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook that he posted on Twitter. Fedorov also urged that Apple should support the U.S. sanctions placed on Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I appeal to you and I am sure that you will not only hear, but also do everything possible to protect Ukraine, Europe, and, finally, the entire democratic world from bloody authoritarian aggression to stop supplying Apple services and products to the Russian Federation, including blocking access to App Store,” Fedorov said in the letter.

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine attacking from the north, east, and south of the country. Russian troops are shelling Ukrainian cities, aiming to seize the capital, Kyiv. Apple currently operates an online store in Russia that sells iPhones, Macs, iPads, AirPods, and other products directly to consumers. It also sells software and services locally and operates a Russian version of the App Store.  In his letter, Fedorov argues that cutting off access to Apple products could motivate young people in Russia to oppose military aggression.

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(Read Original Story: Ukraine Urges Apple to Halt Russian Product Sales, App Store in Bloomberg)


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