Intel has announced to completely halt its operations in Russia- Yesterday, Intel put up a statement where the company announced that it will be halting all its operations and business in Russia. It is due to the pressure from the worldwide backlash that Russia is receiving as it continues to invade Ukraine. Apart from Intel, other companies have also suspended their operations in Russia after the country received major sanctions from the United States government.
In the month of February, Intel had already suspended its sales and shipments to Russia when the country had just begun its invasion. Intel had then issued a statement calling for condemnation of this invasion and asking for peace in the region. It also announced that it is working with its 1,200 employees who are from Russia. But now as the invasion continues to ravage Ukraine with no signs of stopping, Intel has finally decided to halt all its operations in Russia, to send a message.
Intel has suspended all business operations in Russia.
The company continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and calling for a swift return to peace. https://t.co/8YYASW36tb
— Intel News (@intelnews) April 6, 2022
Intel has announced to completely halt its operations in Russia
In their statement announced yesterday, Intel said, “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. We are working to support all of our employees through this difficult situation, including our 1,200 employees in Russia. We have also implemented business continuity measures to minimize disruption to our global operations.”
Along with the giant chip manufacturers like Intel and AMD, many other companies related to the video game or digital industry have also halted shipments to Russia and Belarus back since February. Some of them are Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Sony, Epic Games, CD Projekt RED, and various others. These companies had started to pull out of the Russian market in an effort to put pressure on the government there. For example, Electronic Arts had stopped the sales of all their games as well as banned Russian teams/players to participate in its esports tournaments. Epic Games had also suspended its commercial activities in Russia and started a fundraiser for Ukraine through its games.