Apple Inc on Tuesday said that it has paused all product sales in Russia following the European giant’s invasion of Ukraine. The technology company’s statement comes hours after it had imposed limitations for Apple Pay in Russia and taken down some Russian news apps from the App Store outside of the country.

The Iphone-maker said that it has ‘stopped all exports into our sales channel in the country’ last week in response to Moscow’s attak on Kyiv. In a statement, the company said that it will continue to evaluate the situation and that it’s communicating with the governments of affected countries.

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“We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of the violence. We are supporting humanitarian efforts, providing aid for the unfolding refugee crisis, and doing all we can to support our teams in the region,” Apple’s press release read. 

It asserted that RT News and Sputnik News are no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia. “pple Pay and other services have been limited,” the release further stated. 

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“We have disabled both traffic and live incidents in Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens,” Apple said. 

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, last week, in an open letter to Apple had asked the tech giant to cut Russia off from its products, services and App Store. Fedorov had said that he is “sure that such actions will motivate youth and active population of Russia to proactively stop the disgraceful military aggression.”

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Apple had said that it has turned off traffic and live incident reports in Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety measure. Google had also turned off Ukraine data in its map service.