At a time when different companies from different nations have begun to impose serious restrictions, or outright, have cut trade ties with Russia due to this country’s invasion of Ukraine , Samsung adds its voice and announces the suspension of all shipments of its products to the Eurasian nation.
After being expelled by FIFA, thus being left out of the World Cup, and after the constant sanctions that countries like the United States, Germany, France and Italy (among many others) have imposed on Russia, the suspension of Samsung shipments It might seem like a trivial matter, although the truth is that it is quite the opposite, because, according to Bloomberg News, the South Korean company is the largest distributor of smartphones in this country.
Samsung controls just over 30 percent of the smartphone market share in Russia, accounting for 4 percent of the South Korean company’s total mobile revenue. But Samsung has not been daunted by this, and has shown its support for Ukraine by donating more than 6 million dollars, of which 1 million will be consumer electronics.
@Samsung, I urge you to take a step towards world peace! As long as Russian tanks and missiles bomb kindergartens and hospitals in Ukraine, your cool equipment cannot be used by Russians! pic.twitter.com/xjOInduclD
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) March 4, 2022
This comes after Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, asked Han Jong-hee, Samsung’s vice president, to suspend the supply of services and products in Russia on March 4.
And you, what do you think of Samsung’s decision to suspend the sale of its equipment in Russia?
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