PARIS, FRANCE: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a disaster in every regard and triggers unprecedented turmoil. Many people at Dassault Systèmes have personal, professional and family bonds with Ukraine. This human tragedy resonates with our entire company. Dassault Systèmes strongly stands for peace. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
Dassault Systèmes has decided to suspend all new business in Russia and Belarus, and set the framework for it to take effect this week. We may maintain some minimal support activities for our existing customers who are not subject to sanctions, and will continue complying with all applicable export control restrictions and sanctions laws relevant to our operations as well as with the rules of ethics and international standards. We will provide the necessary support for our colleagues in Russia throughout the implementation of this plan.
Since the invasion began, our primary concern has been the safety and well-being of our colleagues and their families in areas impacted by the war. This remains our absolute priority. While we do not have any colleagues in Ukraine, Dassault Systèmes has put measures in place to support members of our teams who have family members there, who must temporarily relocate, or who have any concerns related to this crisis. We hope for a swift and peaceful resolution to this war, and for the safety of everyone affected by it across the region.