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Lithuania asks Google, Apple to remove Russia’s Yandex ride-hailing app

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A driver of Yandex.Taxi online ride-sharing service wearing a protective mask, used as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sits inside a car in Moscow, Russia April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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VILNIUS, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Lithuania has asked Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) to remove the app for the Yandex.taxi ride-hailing service, owned by Russia’s Yandex (YNDX.O) and Uber (UBER.N), the transport and economy ministers said on Monday.

The request to remove the app in Lithuania is in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the transport ministry said in a statement. read more

Yandex did not immediately comment.

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“Security of our people and their data is of utmost importance now … The ride-hailing app, which threatens our national security, must be stopped in Lithuania,” transport minister…

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