Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fredorov has reached out to Apple CEO Tim Cook, asking him to stop all Apple services being provided by Russia in response to the invasion.
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Federorov sent an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking that it cut off its Russian services. Fedorov also serves as Ukraine’s digital secretary and published the letter to Cook via Twitter.
Cooke was asked to “protect Ukraine” as well as to “stop supplying Apple products and services to the Russian Federation,” Fedorov said. “We need your support – in 2022 modern technology may be the best solution to the tanks and multiple rocket launchers (hrad), and missiles.”
Apple did not respond to the letter directly, but Cook tweeted earlier Friday that he was “deeply worried” about the situation in Ukraine.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, YouTube, Google and Facebook (now called Meta) have blocked Russian state media from generating advertising revenue through their platforms.
It was reported that the official Ukrainian account on Twitter demanded that Russia’s account be removed from the platform.