Did Apple Block Developer Accounts in Belarus?

According to Belarusian website motolko.help, developers with a Belarusian address of registration received a letter including a notification of account deactivation. It is also noticed that Apple conducts payments through the German Deutsche Bank, and a number of Belarusian banks, for example, Belinvestbank do not accept payments from it due to sanctions.

motolko.help also said that ‘“We noticed an issue when verifying your account. The legal entity information associated with your account fully matches a restricted party or one or more parties from the United States government’s consolidated screening list, another government’s sanctions list, or a restricted regions list,” Apple said in a notice.’

After these news, in the morning today, there was a post in vc.ru that is reporting that this blocking of Belarusian accounts by Apple was a mistake. An email stating that accounts belong to a restricted region was sent in error, according to a new message from Apple.

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