Australian tech giant Atlassian leaves Russian, Belarusian markets after eight months of war

3 October, 12:02 PM
The Australian company Atlassian is leaving the Russian and Belarusian markets (Photo:REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

The Australian company Atlassian is leaving the Russian and Belarusian markets (Photo:REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

Australian IT software development company Atlassian is leaving the markets of Russia and Belarus because of their war against Ukraine, reads a statement posted on the firm’s website on Sept. 30.

Atlassian said that since March they have been taking measures against the Russian government and organizations that support the full-scale invasion.

However, these measures were not directed against small businesses "caught up in a war they neither chose to participate in nor have the ability to stop,” the company said.

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“Due to the ongoing actions of the Russian Government against the Ukrainian people and the compulsion of business to support this illegal invasion, we have concluded we can no longer operate in Russia at all,” the company said.

“As a result, we will be winding down our Russian and Belarusian business completely from Oct. 31, 2022.”

That will be over eight months since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion and war on Ukraine, on Feb. 24.

The company added that Atlassian stands with Ukraine and will do its "utmost to support its sovereignty and freedom."

Atlassian is an Australian software development company. Among its most popular services are Trello and Jira.

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