Ukraine Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov appeals to Apple CEO Tim Cook and asks Apple to stop supplying various services to Russian users in response to the country’s ongoing invasion.
Mykhailo Fedorov wrote a tweet in which he said;
“I appeal to you and I am sure that you will not only hear, but also do everything possible to protect Ukraine, Europe and, finally, the entire democratic world from bloody authoritarian aggression – to stop supplying Apple services and products to the Russian Federation, including blocking access to App Store!”
I’ve contacted @tim_cook, Apple’s CEO, to block the Apple Store for citizens of the Russian Federation, and to support the package of US government sanctions! If you agree to have the president-killer, then you will have to be satisfied with the only available site Russia 24. pic.twitter.com/b5dm78g2vS— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) February 25, 2022
In response, Fedorov thinks it would motivate the youth and the active population of Russia to proactively stop the disgraceful military aggression. Apple provides many popular services “Apple Store Online” and also Russian version of the App and if Apple stops providing these services it may affect what Fedorov believes.
Apple has not yet commented on this new request from Ukraine.