Apple, Netflix, Google… appealed to the Ukrainian government for help

Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transition writes to Tim Cook To get action from Apple, Noting that modern wars are also fought in the digital realm, he urged Tim Cook to close access to the App Store for users in the Russian Federation and that Apple temporarily stop providing its services to them. :

I appeal to you, and I am sure that you will not only listen to each other, but also that you will do everything possible to protect Ukraine, Europe and ultimately the entire democratic world from authoritarian and bloody aggression – and Apple services will stop providing And products for the Russian Federation, including blocking access to the App Store!

Mykhailo Fedorov hopes that such actions will have an effect on young and active Russian citizens by encouraging them to express their disapproval of the conflict. Yesterday, Tim Cook tweeted about the incident, ensuring that Apple will do everything possible to help its teams on the site and participate in humanitarian aid.

The minister also expects Apple to support the sanctions package imposed by the US government against Russia. In an additional series of tweets, Mykhailo Fedorov sends similar requests to Netflix, Google, Meta or even YouTube to block their services or strengthen the moderation of misinformation content.

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