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Intel suspends commercial services in Russia

Tech giant Intel has canceled all business services in Russia amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Nearly a month after Intel suspended deliveries to customers in Russia and Belarus, the company announced it was suspending all business operations in the country.

“Intel continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war on Ukraine and calling for a speedy return to peace,” Intel said in a statement Tuesday. “With immediate effect, we have suspended all business operations in Russia. This follows our earlier decision to suspend all shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus. »

An Intel spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost that operations will be suspended indefinitely.

Intel said it would continue to “support all of our employees through this difficult situation, including our 1,200 employees in Russia” and has “implemented business continuity measures to minimize disruption to our global operations.”

A number of other tech companies, including IBM, Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard, have also suspended services in Russia as President Vladimir Putin continues his invasion of Ukraine. Their decisions are part of a wider exodus from companies across all industries, including American Express, the Walt Disney Company and Nestlé, the world’s largest food company.

Putin has used aggressive and deadly tactics, such as bombing cities and kidnapping civilians, in his bid to take control of Ukraine. More than 1,400 civilians have been killed since the war began in February, according to the United Nations.

Western countries have imposed a number of strict sanctions on Russia, such as imposing financial restrictions and banning flights and exported goods. They also imposed individual sanctions on Russian oligarchs.

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