From Mark Gurman and Daryna Krasnolutska's "Ukraine Urges Apple to Halt Russian Product Sales, App Store" posted late Friday by Bloomberg:
Mykhailo Fedorov, who serves as Ukraine’s vice prime minister and oversees digital operations, urged Apple Inc. to halt product sales in Russia and shut down its App Store in the country.
The government official made the request in a letter to Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook that he posted on Twitter. Fedorov also said Apple should support the U.S. sanctions placed on Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
“I appeal to you and I am sure that you will not only hear, but also do everything possible to protect Ukraine, Europe, and, finally, the entire democratic world from bloody authoritarian aggression -- to stop supplying Apple services and products to the Russian Federation, including blocking access to App Store,” Fedorov said in the letter...
In his letter, Fedorov argues that cutting off access to Apple products could motivate young people in Russia to oppose military aggression.
My take: I missed Tim Cook tweet two days ago expressing his "deep... concern"...
I am deeply concerned with the situation in Ukraine. We’re doing all we can for our teams there and will be supporting local humanitarian efforts. I am thinking of the people who are right now in harm’s way and joining all those calling for peace.