The US computer firm Dell has closed “offices and ceased all Russian operations” in Russia amid Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
The technology giant has become the latest company to exit Russia after they closed all theirs offices earlier this month. To date more than 1,200 companies have exited Russia amid the illegal invasion of Ukraine.
The US firm suspended sales in Ukraine and Russia in February and Dell is a vital supplier of servers in Russia, which will cripple the tech space in the country.
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“In mid-August, we closed our offices and ceased all Russian operations,” Dell spokesperson Mike Siemienas said.
“Back in February, we made the decision to not sell, service or support products in Russia, Belarus and the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, in addition to the already embargoed Crimea.”
The TASS news agency quoted Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Vasily Shpak said on Friday, “We are monitoring the development of the situation.”
Russia’s Industry Ministry has shrugged off the Dell exiting and said that many of the researchers and engineers working for the US firm in Russia have already been offered new jobs.