At a time of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, sanctions decisions have started to come in from around the world. Although Russia has stated that the situation is not an invasion, we can say that the developments so far show the opposite.
On the ninth day of Russia’s attempt to invade Ukraine, Google, one of the world’s leading technology companies, announced a devastating sanctions against Russia. Here are the details…
Google suspends advertising ties with Russia
The bombardment of sanctions against Russia, which has decided to take military action and attack Ukraine, continues. In this context, Google recently took another critical decision to remove Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik’s mobile apps from the Google Play Store and close google pay, the payment method with a digital wallet.
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, announced that they are suspending advertising ties with Russia and have now halted all advertising sales in the country. A statement on the ban, which also covers platforms such as YouTube, said:
In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we are halting our advertising relations with Russia. There are successive developments and we will continue to share updates with you.
In addition, Apple recently imposed a devastating sanction, halting all sales in Russia. Following this decision, the companies that are the official distributors of the company also increased their Apple products from a record high of over 50 percent.