Intel suspends operations in Russia, will continue to support Russian employees
Intelhas suspended all its business operations in Russia.
- The company had earlier suspended shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus.
- Intel will continue to support its 1,200 employees in Russia.
AdvertisementIntel has today announced that it is joining other tech giants and suspending operations in Russia effective immediately. This comes a month after the company had suspended shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus.
In its statement, the company has said, “Intel continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and calling for a swift return to peace. Effective immediately, we have suspended all business operations in Russia.”
Intel had earlier announced that the company has raised $1.2 million through employee donations for relief efforts in Ukraine. The company added it has implemented business continuity measures to minimize disruptions to its global operations.
The chipmaker has said that it will continue to support its 1,200 employees in Russia. “We are working to support all of our employees through this difficult situation, including our 1,200 employees in Russia,” the company said.
With this, Intel has joined the likes of Apple which had halted its product sales in Russia in March. The company had also blocked Russian state media such as RT and Sputnik from the Apple App Store.
Other companies that have suspended or curtailed operations in Russia include chipmaker AMD, Adobe, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, IBM, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony among others. Google has suspended its advertising business in Russia and has also removed certain features from Maps to protect civilians in Ukraine.
“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this war, particularly the people of Ukraine and the surrounding countries and all those around the world with family, friends and loved ones in the region,” Intel added in its statement.
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