The vice-prime minister of Ukraine and minister of digital transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Fedorov has also shared the letter on his Twitter account, @FedorovMykhailo. The letter urges Cook to stop selling iPhones in Russia.
“I’ve contacted @tim_cook, Apple’s CEO, to block the Apple Store for citizens of the Russian Federation, and to support the package of US government sanctions! If you agree to have the president-killer, then you will have to be satisfied with the only available site Russia 24,” goes the tweet. Here’s the letter shared by Fedorov.
The Russian Federation has carried out a deceptive and absolutely outrageous military attack on my country! Just imagine, in 2022, cruise missiles attack residential neighborhoods, kindergartens and hospitals in the heart of Europe.
The armed forces and citizens are defending Ukraine till the end! The whole world is repelling the aggressor through the imposition of sanctions – the enemy must suffer significant losses. But we need your support – in 2022, modem technology is perhaps the best answer to the tanks, multiple rocket launchers (hrad) and missiles.
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!
We are sure that such actions will motivate youth and active population of Russia to proactively stop the disgraceful military aggression.
Deputy Prime-Minister of Ukraine • Minister