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Russian lawyers to file lawsuit against Apple over payment service shut down in Russia

Lawyers from the law firm Chernyshov, Lukoyanov and Partners (CLP) have decided to file a complaint against Apple for shutting down its Apple Pay payment service on devices in Russia. The development was confirmed by senior partner at law firm Chernyshov, Lukoyanov and Partners (CLP), Konstantin Lukoyanov, TASS reported. The lawyers’ decision comes as tech giant Apple announced in March its decision to end its payment service in Russia.

Konstantin Lukoyanov told TASS that the law firm decided to sue Apple because the rights of Russian consumers were violated by the “unjustified” and “unilateral” closure of Apple Pay. According to the lawyer, the company’s decision should be seen as “intentional moral damage” to Russian users and owners of Apple devices. The lawyer asserted that the amount of the recovery must be substantial to compensate for the damage caused to Russian consumers by Apple’s decision. According to the report, the lawyer further said that anyone who believes their rights have been violated by Apple’s decision and should be held “accountable” for their actions, can contact the law firm and join the lawsuit against the company.

Apple halts product sales and limits Apple Pay in Russia

In response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, US tech giant Apple halted all product sales in Russia in March and restricted Apple Pay and other services in Russia. According to a company statement, the company has also decided to cease all shipments to Russia and restrict its “Apple Pay” payment service for Russian citizens. The company said in the statement, “We suspended all product sales in Russia. Last week, we stopped all exports to our sales channel in the country. Apple Pay and other services were restricted.” , quoted a Sputnik report. Additionally, the company announced that it has disabled the downloading of RT News and Sputnik News from the App Store outside of Russia. It should be mentioned here that Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24. Since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, many companies have announced their decision to halt production or end their supplies to Russia. Additionally, the United States and its allies announced sanctions against Russia to pressure the Kremlin to end the war in Ukraine.

(Entry of the ANI)

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