Moscow: Apple has eradicated the iOS apps of VK, the know-how conglomerate behind Russia’s mannequin of Fb — VKontakte — from its App Store globally. In step with The Verge, VK acknowledged its apps “are blocked by Apple” nonetheless will “continue to develop and support iOS applications”. In response to an inquiry by the website, Apple spokesperson Adam Dema confirmed that VK’s apps had been eradicated and its developer accounts shut down. Apple Plans To Launch Standalone Classical Music App This 12 months: Report.
“These apps are being distributed by developers majority-owned or majority-controlled by one or more parties sanctioned by the UK government,” Dema was quoted as saying in an announcement. “In order to comply with these sanctions, Apple terminated the developer accounts associated with these apps, and the apps cannot be downloaded from any App Store, regardless of location. Users who have already downloaded these apps may continue to use them,” he added.
This week, the UK authorities enacted new sanctions on Russian oligarchs in response to Moscow’s present sham referendums in components of occupied Ukraine. The sanctions impact 23 executives at Gazprombank, a Russian monetary establishment with ties to VK. VK is Russia’s second-largest web agency after Yandex, the nation’s private mannequin of Google. The social media company was created in 2006 by Pavel Durov, who was lastly pushed out after he “refused to cooperate with the authorities”. He now runs the favored messaging app Telegram.
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