Intel has fully suspended its operations in Russia as of today while calling for a peaceful resolution. By doing so, Intel joins a growing group of well-known IT companies pulling out of the Russian market due to the war in Ukraine.
Intel is denouncing Russia’s attack on Ukraine and advocates for an immediate end to the conflict. The company has halted all commercial activity in Russia, effective immediately. This follows their prior decision and statement to halt all shipments to Russian and Belarussian customers.
“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this war, particularly the people of Ukraine and the surrounding countries and all those around the world with family, friends and loved ones in the region,” Intel stated on its website today.
1,200 Employees in Russia
Intel is striving to help all of their workers, including 1,200 employees in Russia, through this tough time. Intel also put in place business continuity plans to keep their worldwide operations running smoothly.
From the start of the war in Ukraine, several companies within the IT industry have stated they would suspend all operations in Russia. Previously, large companies such as Oracle, SAP, Apple, and Microsoft, among others, decided to ignore the Russian market as of now. Also, tens of thousands of Russian IT professionals are said to have fled Russia because of the war in Ukraine and current political climate in their country.