Ukraine: Govt. places Xiaomi on list of intl. sponsors of war because of its ongoing business in Russia
Ukraine places Xiaomi on list of international sponsors of war, 13 April 2023
The National Agency on Corruption Prevention [NACP] has included the Chinese corporation Xiaomi on the list of international sponsors of the war.
Details: The company was placed on the list of international sponsors of the war due to the continuation of work in the Russian Federation after the outbreak of the full-scale war. In addition, Xiaomi is still the leader in smartphone sales in Russia.
From 2018 until today, Xiaomi ranks first in sales in the aggressor's online stores and also has an extensive network of official authorised Mi Store retail stores throughout the country.
Xiaomi increased deliveries to the Russian Federation by 39% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the previous one - that is, while the large-scale war lasted. During 2022, Xiaomi doubled its market share: in July 2022, Xiaomi and its POCO sub-brand jointly occupied 42% of the Russian smartphone market and ranked first in terms of sales...
Now Xiaomi is actively restoring recruitment to Russian offices and has announced the official start of sales of its flagship smartphones, which indicates the company's intentions to restore a full presence in Russia.
Thus, Xiaomi Corporation sponsors military aggression, the NACP notes...