Huawei AppGallery stopped working with MIR cards and was stripped of a number of Russian banking applications
To avoid potential troubles in the form of possible sanctions, Huawei may suspend its work in Russia. If the company stops supplying telecommunications equipment to the Russian market, it will hurt mobile operators, complicate their work on the development, maintenance and uninterrupted operation of networks.
For now, the company has reduced but still supplies consumer electronics to Russia. But some restrictions have reached smartphones. Thus, the company has excluded MIR system cards from the list of payment options in its AppGallery branded application store. In addition, users report that a number of mobile applications of Russian banks have disappeared from the store's catalog. So, the applications of banks VTB Online, Promsvyazbank and Otkritie have “gone”.
It seems that Huawei is “cleaning up” the marketplace space so as not to fall under sanctions and not become a “scapegoat” who will be paid close attention and brought down their “anger”. She is clearly looking for ways to reduce risks. Whether Huawei will leave the Russian market during the war in Ukraine, she did not make public statements. Perhaps soon she will give some commentary on her activities in the Russian market.