Remote access software developer TeamViewer will not renew contracts with clients from Belarus and Russia. A statement about this was published on May 5 on the company’s website.
“In addition to complying with all international sanctions and immediately stopping new business, we are also not renewing any contracts with clients from Russia or Belarus,” the message says.
TeamViewer subscriptions that are “not related to misuse of products” and are not affected by the sanctions will continue to run until the end of the term, but will not be renewable. The company also claims that it has blocked all unlicensed connections from Russia and Belarus.
At the same time, TeamViewer services are now provided free of charge to users in Ukraine.
Earlier, on April 20, the Japanese electrical Toshiba Group announced the suspension of orders and investments in Russia. The corporation said that the corresponding decision was made against the backdrop of the situation around Ukraine.
On April 19, the German software maker SAP also announced the suspension of support for its products in Russia. In addition, the company said that they would continue to support Ukraine.
The decision to suspend operations in Russia was made by a number of companies against the backdrop of a special operation to protect the Donbass, which has been ongoing since February 24, and anti-Russian sanctions, which, among other things, include the closure of transport links, which is why many companies complained about problems with logistics.
The situation in the region escalated in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to the Russian Federation, and also turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.