Drone maker DJI halts sales in Russia and Ukraine citing anti-war stance, fears of legal action
Drone maker DJI will “temporarily suspend” sales of its remote-controlled quadcopters in Russia and Ukraine as it reassesses “compliance requirements,” the Chinese tech firm has announced.
DJI Europe’s communication director Barbara Stelzner told Euronews Next on Wednesday that the suspension of business in Russia and Ukraine was “not to make a statement about any country, but to make a statement about our principles”.
DJI is also “concerned about reported military use” of its products, she added.
“Such use is against our principles and has potential legal compliance implications. Our compliance review covers a large number of aspects. One of them relates to applicable export control laws in various jurisdictions,” Stelzner said.
The decision makes DJI one of the first major Chinese tech companies to pull out of Russia as a result of its invasion of Ukraine.
DJI’s consumer drones are small devices typically used for aerial filming and photography.
But in March, Ukrainian digital…