Major electronics maker Samsung says none of its employees were hurt by a Russian missile strike that landed near its research and development office in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The near miss was reported on Facebook (opens in a new tab) by Andrii Skira, Director of Consumer Electronics Division at Samsung Ukraine. “Yes, the 101 Tower biz.center was damaged today morning after the bombings of Russian terrorists in the city of Kyiv (along with the offices of Samsung Electronics Ukraine and Samsung R&D),” Skira wrote. “All Samsung employees were away. We are safe!”
Samsung confirmed the damage to the building in a statement sent to PC Gamer. “We can confirm that none of our Samsung Ukraine employees were injured,” a Samsung spokesperson said. “Some of the office windows were damaged due to the impact of the nearby explosion. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of our employees and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
Several people shared images and video clips of the damaged building on Twitter:
#Samsung Electronics regional headquarters in Kyiv hit by Russian missile #Kiev #Ukraine #NATORussiaWar #Zaporizhzhia #Dnipro #Odessa #Lviv #KryvyiRog #NATORussiaWar pic.twitter.com/eqV34rvezzOctober 10, 2022
Yesterday, the Samsung R&D Institute Ukraine building was hit by a Russian missile. Samsung said none of its employees at Samsung Ukraine were injured. However, some windows in the building were damaged due to the impact of the blast. pic.twitter.com/9YcKV2pSYSOctober 11, 2022
Samsung office hit by Russian missile in #Kyiv #RussiaUkraineWar #UkraineRussianWar #UkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/aXYCcQhLd4October 10, 2022
As reported by SamMobile (opens in a new tab), Samsung was one of many companies that scaled back or halted operations in Russia after the country invaded Ukraine, announcing in March that it had stopped selling cellphones, chips and other produced in Russia. Exiting the phone market alone was a big success: 2021 Statisa study finds (opens in a new tab) report, Samsung accounted for more than a third of all smartphone sales in the third quarter of this year, although a more recent Statcounter (opens in a new tab) report indicates that its total market share fell to 22% in September 2022.
Samsung is also a big player in the PC enthusiast market, leading the charge in developing GAA technology. (opens in a new tab)makes very soft SSDs (opens in a new tab)and features a 55-inch curved gaming monitor (opens in a new tab) which will swallow you whole. Figuratively, of course.
Russia launched a missile strike against civilian targets in Ukraine on October 10, two days after an explosion damaged the Kerch Bridge which was erected by Russia in 2018 after its invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014. An official cause of the explosion has yet to be determined, but Russian President Vladimir Putin called it a “terrorist” attack and promised that further such attacks would result in “more severe retaliation.” “. (opens in a new tab).”