American technology company Apple announced that it has halted all product sales in Russia after Moscow invaded Ukraine.
In a statement, Apple said, “We have paused all product sales in Russia. Last week, we stopped all exports into our sales channel in the country.”
Additionally, the company has limited Apple Pay and other services in Russia as air strikes and fighting in Ukraine rage on.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Western nations led by the US have imposed a number of sanctions on Moscow in an attempt to halt the onslaught on Ukraine.
The European Union has imposed a blanket ban on Russian planes; Canada and Sweden have also closed their airspace to flights originating from Russia.
Meanwhile, Western allies collectively decided to impose financial sanctions to isolate Russia. The measures essentially froze its foreign currency reserves and locked top Russian banks out of the SWIFT network.
Additionally, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called for sports federations and organisers to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from international events.
Source: India Today