DJI halts drone sales in Russia and Ukraine
The world’s largest drone manufacturer, DJI, says it will temporarily suspend all business activities in Russia and Ukraine “in light of current hostilities.” This move makes DJI the first Chinese company to pull out of Russia since the country launched its invasion of Ukraine two months ago.
The tech giant dropped a quick statement Tuesday, explaining that it was “internally reassessing” compliance requirements in various jurisdictions. Here’s DJI:
Pending the current review, DJI will temporarily suspend all business activities in Russia and Ukraine. We are engaging with customers, partners, and other stakeholders regarding the temporary suspension of business operations in the affected territories.
Further clarification comes from company spokesperson Adam Lisberg, who says the decision to halt drone sales has been taken “not to make a statement about any country, but to make a statement about our principles.” As Lisberg puts it: