Dell Stops All Operations In Russia
Dell Technologies Inc. said on Saturday it had ceased all Russian operations after closing its offices in mid-August, the latest in a growing list of Western firms to exit Russia, Alexander Marrow, and Eva Mathews reported for Reuters on Aug. 28, 2022.
Photo Insert: Dell suspended sales in Ukraine and Russia in February, saying it would monitor the situation to determine the next steps.
The US computer firm, a vital supplier of servers in Russia, has joined others in curtailing operations since Moscow sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Dell suspended sales in Ukraine and Russia in February, saying it would monitor the situation to determine the next steps.
"In mid-August, we closed our offices and ceased all Russian operations," Dell spokesperson Mike Siemienas told Reuters. "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."
Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and recognized self-styled, breakaway republics in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine in February, moves condemned by Ukraine and Western nations, which have imposed sanctions on Russia.
Russia's industry ministry said on Friday many of the researchers and engineers working for Dell in Russia had already been offered new jobs after media reports said the company was making a full exit.
Tech-focused publication CNews this week reported that Dell would fully exit Russia and would lay off all its local staff. IT-focused news portal TAdviser published a similar report.