As a result of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Dell has announced that it will cease all Russian operations. The conflict has already led to several companies either leaving Russia or Ukraine or ceasing their activities in both countries.
“In mid-August, we closed our offices and ceased all Russian operations. Back in February, we made the decision to not sell, service or support products in Russia, Belarus and the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, in addition to the already embargoed Crimea,” Dell spokesperson Mike Siemienas said.
The Russian Ministry of Industry said it had offered new employment opportunities to many of the affected researchers and engineers after the tech news sites CNews and Tadvisor reported that Dell would lay off all local employees in Russia.
Vasily Shpak, deputy industry minister, said the situation was being monitored and that the vast majority of those affected had received job offers with competitive pay from Russian producers.
The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.