DJI halts business activities in Russia and Ukraine

"DJI is internally reassessing compliance requirements in various jurisdictions," the privately held company said in a statement late on Tuesday. "Pending the current review, DJI will temporarily suspend all business activities in Russia and Ukraine."

DJI Technology Co Ltd has said it will temporarily suspend business in Russia and Ukraine, making it the first major Chinese company to suspend sales in Russia since the country invaded neighboring Ukraine in February.

Although Western firms from Russia protested, many Chinese companies remained there, taking action in Beijing to stop criticizing Moscow for the attack.

Ukrainian officials and citizens have blamed DJI, the world's largest producer of commercial and industrial drones, for leaking Ukrainian military information to Russia.

Last month DJI dismissed the allegations as "absolutely false". A German retailer has cited such information as a reason to remove DJI products from shelves.

Russia sent tens of thousands of troops to Ukraine on February 24 in what it called a special campaign to humiliate its southern neighbor's troops and to exterminate what it called "dangerous nationalists."

Although the company has seen online images suggesting that Russian troops are using their products, a DJI spokesman said last month it could not confirm this and had no authority to regulate the use of its products.

"We are engaging with customers, partners and other stakeholders regarding the temporary suspension of business operations in the affected territories," DJI's statement on Tuesday added.

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