BERLIN (Reuters) – German business software maker SAP is looking into closing its business in Russia after the country’s invasion of Ukraine, the company’s chairman told the Handelsblatt newspaper in an interview published on Thursday.
“The attack by Russia on the Western world is absolutely terrifying. By the way, it’s not Putin alone. Quite a large part of the Russian people seems to support him,” SAP chairman and founder Hasso Plattner told Handelsblatt.
“We are examining how we can make a structured withdrawal from Russia. At the same time, we have a duty to provide for our 1,300 employees in Russia,” Plattner added.
(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska, editing by Thomas Escritt)