MOSCOW, 29 Aug – PRIME. The Finnish company Nokia plans to completely leave Russia by the end of the year, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed representative of the company.
“By the end of the year, the vast majority of our employees in Russia will leave Nokia, and we will vacate all our offices,” the agency quoted a company representative as saying. At the same time, the source of Reuters notes that the formal presence of the company in the country will remain until the legal termination of activities.
Reuters emphasizes that Nokia’s staff in Russia was 2,000 employees, and the company’s activities in the current environment were mainly associated with “limited maintenance of critical networks to fulfill its contractual and humanitarian obligations.”
The Finnish company announced its withdrawal from Russia back in April, noting that it had suspended deliveries, halted new business and started moving R&D activities outside the country.
Earlier on Monday it was reported that by the end of the year the representative office in Russia will be closed by the large Swedish manufacturer of telecommunications equipment Ericsson. It was also noted that the company will reduce all employees in the country.