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Ukraine Urges Apple to Halt Russian Product Sales, App Store

  • Vice prime minister posts letter directed at CEO Tim Cook
  • Official says move could motivate young Russians to oppose war
Mykhailo Fedorov
Mykhailo FedorovPhotographer: Yevhen Liubimov/Ukrinform/Barcroft Media/Getty Images
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Mykhailo Fedorov, who serves as Ukraine’s vice prime minister and oversees digital operations, urged Apple Inc. to halt product sales in Russia and shut down its App Store in the country. 

The government official made the request in a letter to Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook that he posted on Twitter. Fedorov also said Apple should support the U.S. sanctions placed on Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.