Apr 27, 2022 - Economy

DJI halts business in Ukraine and Russia over drone misuse

A DJI store in Shanghai in December 2021.

A DJI store in Shanghai. Photo: Wang Gang/Costfoto/Future Publishing via Getty Images

DJI, the world's largest commercial drone manufacturer, said Wednesday it will temporarily halt business in Ukraine and Russia over concern that its drones are being used for military purposes.

Why it matters: It's a rare instance of a Chinese company ceasing business in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.

The big picture: It's believed that both Russia and Ukraine are using the company's drones in combat, AP reports.

  • The company's policy states that its drones are intended for civilian use, and it opposes their use by militaries.

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