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Western Companies Cancel Projects in Russia

Western Companies Cancel Projects in Russia

Western companies cancel projects in Russia as the war continues. Apple and Exxon are the latest to join the lists of companies stopping ongoing projects in Russia.

Apple announced that they have stopped selling their products in Russia. “Last week, we stopped all exports into our sales channel in the country. Apple Pay and other services have been limited. RT News and Sputnik News are no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia and we have disabled both traffic and live incidents in Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens.”

Exxon also announced the cancellation of the Sakhalin-1 project. “Last week, we stopped all exports into our sales channel in the country. Apple Pay and other services have been limited. RT News and Sputnik News are no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia,” Apple said. “And we have disabled both traffic and live incidents in Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens.”

GM also announced that they will not be exporting to Russia. “GM is committed to complying with the laws and regulations of the markets in which we do business, including applicable US economic sanctions and export control laws and regulations,” according to the official statement. “We continue to monitor developments and take action to implement mitigation strategies as appropriate.” All exports to Russia are stopped “until further notice.”

Not just companies but even social media giants have also stepped in.

Facebook announced that they are “fully blocking the ability of a number of Russian state media entities from broadcasting into Ukraine.”

Twitter also said there are plans to “reduce the visibility and amplification of this content site-wide, no matter who it comes from.”

Youtube announced that it will be “significantly limiting recommendations to these [RT and Russian state media] channels.”

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