Apple has reinstated apps created by Russian tech group VK in the App Store after the company proved it is not “majority owned or controlled by a sanctioned entity” (via the guard). The company last month removed the social network VKontakte, the email app Mail.ru and others in response to sanctions imposed by the UK on the financial institutions that own the Russian company.
“This developer’s apps have been removed from the App Store, as required by law, after multiple requests were made to the developer to provide documentation to verify that they did not violate UK sanctions,” said Apple spokesman Peter Ajemian in an email. statement to The edge. “After the takedown, the developer provided the required information to verify that they are not majority-owned or controlled by a sanctioned entity. For example, the apps have been placed back in the App Store.”
Update, October 18, 6:34 PM ET: Updated to add a statement from Apple.