(QHA) -

America’s Apple Inc. has halted all product sales in Crimea. The sales ban will go into effect on the first of February.

In a letter penned Wednesday, Apple Rus notified business partners and representatives that all contracts would be terminated, in line with the latest round of US sanctions.

Dear Partner,

With reference made to Section 5G, «Export Compliance» of Apple Authorized Service Provider Agreement dated 01.04.14, please be informed that in accordance with the new sanctions on the Crimea Region announced by the US Government on December 19, 2014 you shall not sell Apple products and/or provide services related to Apple products in the Crimea Region as of February 1, 2015.

Please acknowledge this notice by signing one copy and sending back to
[Contact at Apple Russia in Moscow]

Yours faithfully,
LLC Apple Rus”-
reads the letter.

Apple’s move to shut off all business with Crimea is a result of sanctions that the U.S. first published on December 19, 2014, in line with a similar move from the European Union.