Apple before February 1, should stop work in the Crimea




Apple, Microsoft and other US companies have until February 1, 2015 to close his business on the Crimean peninsula, the site says the US Treasury Department. This is due to the package ‘antikrymskih “sanctions, which approved Barack Obama . Sanctions, in particular by prohibiting the supply to the peninsula of US iPhone, iPad, Mac and job services like iCloud.


Before February 1, US companies should minimize investment and to terminate the agreement for the import and export of goods, services and technologies, the site says the US Treasury Department.

December 19 States imposed a ban on any economic relations with the Crimea. The decree Obama said that US citizens and US companies are prohibited from buying the business and real estate on the peninsula, as well as to invest in them. In addition, any prohibited trade in goods and services.

The consequences of this decision are clear: one of them may be blocking the peninsula services, such as Gmail, Skype or iCloud, closing access to the popular American software – Firefox, Google Chrome, Java. Experts stress that the embargo implies not only a ban on the supply to the Crimea US products, including the iPhone and Mac, but also a ban on access Crimean residents to Internet services and widespread programs and applications – even if they are free.

December 26 US multinationals Visa and Mastercard have released an official statement about their services disconnected from Russian banks operating in the Crimea. In a statement, Visa said that sanctions would “prohibit companies from Visa International Service Association, Visa USA Inc. and Visa Inc. to provide services, as well as directly or indirectly facilitate transactions in the Crimea. ” The company also stopped MasterCard services for cards issued in the peninsula, saying the decision was made because of US sanctions.

In accordance with the decree of President Barack Obama last week against Russia was introduced another package of sanctions , in particular, the document suggests an economic blockade of the Crimea.

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