Telecoms equipment maker Cisco plans to completely exit Russia and Belarus due to the ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

The company first suspended operations and sales in March, but now plans to leave Russia entirely.

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"We have now made the decision to begin an orderly wind-down of our business in Russia and Belarus," a Cisco spokesperson said in a statement.

The company's local employees, numbered in the low hundreds, were offered relocation opportunities outside of Russia and Belarus. Cisco did not disclose how many accepted the offer.

Earlier this month, IBM and HPE announced they would leave Russia.

Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and contract chipmaker TSMC have all paused sales to Russia. Google, Microsoft, and Oracle have suspended work in the country, along with Apple, Netflix, Sabre, Ericsson, SAP, Infosys, Atos, PayPal, Mastercard, and Visa.

Last month, Siemens said that it would leave the country, while Schneider Electric said that it is selling its Russian operations to local management.

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