Los Angeles, CA—DJI issued a statement in response to recent allegations made against the company in late March. The allegations concern the use of DJI technology in the Ukraine/Russia conflict.
However, the company has now announced it is reassessing compliance requirements in various jurisdictions. Pending the review, DJI will temporarily suspend all business activities in Russia and Ukraine. It is also engaging with customers, partners and other stakeholders regarding the temporary suspension of business operations in the affected territories.
Below is the original statement in its entirety.
DJI Responds to Allegations of Its Tech in Ukraine Conflict
“We are aware that on 24 and 25 March social media accounts of our business partners were subject to what appeared to be a coordinated campaign making false allegations against DJI via thousands of spam messages containing the same content. We take this development very seriously.
“As a matter of precaution, one of our partners suspended all sales of DJI products while evaluating the situation in close cooperation with DJI. The allegations made against us are not based on facts and are utterly untrue. Our official response to the current situation was posted on our official twitter accounts on 13 March, 17 March and 25 March.
“DJI promotes civilian drone applications that benefit society. In addition to bringing new tools to aerial photographers and filmmakers, we see more and more firefighters, search and rescue teams, and other public safety agencies around the world using our products to save lives.
“DJI takes compliance issues very seriously. We are committed to act in accordance with sanctions, export controls and other applicable laws and regulations. We have a dedicated in-house compliance team and experienced U.S. and European external counsel, to ensure our general business practices and transactions are in full compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
“Our purpose has always been to give everyone the means to view the world from a different angle. We will continue developing and supporting—with our partners—peaceful and socially responsible applications of our entire product portfolio so that more users can experience the joy of flight.”