Dell Technologies halts all operations in Russia after office closures

Dell Technologies halts all operations in Russia after office closures

US-based technology giant, Dell Technologies, has reportedly announced to cease all operations in Russia following its office closures in mid-August, becoming the latest to make it to the list of Western companies pulling out their operations from Russia.

Since Moscow launched tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on February 24, the American computer company, a crucial supplier of servers to Russia, has followed other companies in scaling back operations.

In February, Dell halted sales in Russia and Ukraine, announcing that it would continue to monitor the situation to decide its next course of action.

Dell spokesman Mike Siemienas stated that the firm closed its offices and halted all operations in Russia in the middle of August.

Dell decided to stop selling, providing services for, or supporting products in Russia, Belarus, as well as the Donetsk and Luhansk areas of Ukraine, in conjunction with the already barred Crimea, back in February.

Russia seized Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea back in 2014. It identified self-styled, breakaway republics in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions situated in east Ukraine in February, steps denounced by Ukraine and other Western countries, who slapped sanctions on Russia.

Following media claims that the corporation was ultimately leaving Russia, the Russian Ministry of Industry claimed on Friday that many of the engineers and researchers employed with Dell in Russia had already been given new positions.

This week, the tech-focused publication CNews stated that Dell would eventually leave Russia and fire all its local employees.

A similar report was released by the IT news site TAdviser.

According to the Tass news agency, Vasily Shpak, Deputy Industry, and Trade Minister stated that the development of the situation is being closely monitored.

As per the data, the large majority of the professionals and support engineers from Dell's research and development facilities in St. Petersburg and Moscow have already secured new positions from Russian manufacturers with competitive salaries.

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