Apple blocks its payment service in Russia after international sanctions after invading Ukraine.
The conflict we are experiencing between Russia and Ukraine leads the western world to sanction Russia. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the US government and the European Union imposed economic sanctions such as restricting foreign transactions to Russian banks. So, Apple Pay, Google Pay and other payment apps have been blocked in Russia.
In a report of the Central Bank of Russia itself, it is reported that international operations restricted to five major Russian banks
The banks concerned are VTB Group, Sovcombank, Novikombank, Promsvyazbank and Otkritie. The Central Bank of Russia also pointed out that the cards issued by these five Russian banks no longer work with Apple Pay or Google Pay, as both platforms are based in the United States.
Apple has already officially ruled on the attack on Ukraine by its CEO Tim Cook, and is now beginning to apply the various sanctions. This may just be the beginning, because other services such as the App Store may no longer be usable in Russia
I have contacted @tim_cook, CEO of Apple, to block the Apple Store for citizens of the Russian Federation and support the US government’s sanctions package! If you agree to have the president-killer, then you will have to settle for the only available site Russia 24. pic.twitter.com/b5dm78g2vS
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) February 25, 2022
I contacted the CEO of Apple, to block the Apple Store for citizens of the Russian Federation and to support the US government’s sanctions package. If you agree to have a president-assassin, then you will have to settle for Russia 24 as the only site available.
The United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Japan and Australia have imposed economic sanctions against Russia this could affect many services offered by Apple in the country.
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