The world cannot ignore the horrific invasion of Ukraine and the plight of the Ukrainian people, who are facing death and devastation in the defense of their country. Our Cloudera team members and their families in Ukraine have been impacted in ways we cannot imagine, and their safety is our top priority.
Cloudera – and many of our employees individually – are engaged in multiple activities to help Ukrainians, including donating supplies, running a donation matching program, and providing accommodation and transportation to refugees where possible. We continue to stay in contact with our teams in the area to look for additional ways we can provide support to people whose lives have been completely uprooted.
With all this in mind, and noting the current state of sweeping and complex U.S Government sanctions coupled with recently tightened export control regulations, we have decided to suspend all business activities in Russia. It is the right thing to do.
We do not take this action lightly. We know there are many fine people and businesses in Russia that do not support this war, but our corporate leadership and our employees are united in believing we must take a stand against this unnecessary and unwarranted violence. We will be communicating with our business partners around the world who may be impacted by this decision.
Even as we take this critical step, we continue to hope the situation will soon be resolved in a way that will allow Ukrainians to live in peace and security and that will enable us to resume doing business in Russia. In the meantime, we remain focused on the safety and well-being of the people in Ukraine.