Siemens suspends all business activities in Russia over Ukraine war
"Siemens to leave Russia due to Ukraine war, take hefty charge", 12 May 2022
Siemens will quit the Russian market due to the war in Ukraine, it said on Thursday, taking a 600 million euro ($630 million) hit to its business during the second quarter, with more costs to come.
The German industrial and technology group became the latest multinational to announce losses linked to its decision to leave Russia following the Feb. 24 invasion, which Moscow calls a "special military operation".[...]
Siemens Chief Executive Roland Busch described the conflict as a "turning point in history."
"We, as a company, have clearly and strongly condemned this war," Busch told reporters.
"We're all moved by the war as human beings. And financial figures must take a back seat in the face of the tragedy. Nevertheless, like many other companies, we’re feeling the impact on our business."
During the second quarter Siemens incurred 600 million euros in impairment and other charges mostly recorded in its train-making mobility business subsequent to sanctions on Russia, Siemens said. [...]