As previously reported about PTC, Autodesk has also ceased doing business with Russia with an announcement on March 3. However, it does not call the war a war but a crisis and conflict. Why is Autodesk accommodating Putin, who is demanding exactly that war not be called war? Because they are scared about their employees in Russia. After all, the invasion is called invasion here as well. The company announces on its homepage:
Like much of the world, we are shocked and saddened by the crisis unfolding in Ukraine and condemn the unjust and inhumane invasion by Russia in the strongest terms. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Ukrainian people. And our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our employees and the broader Autodesk community–in Ukraine and in Russia–many of whom join us in opposing this conflict and calling for peace.
Autodesk is suspending our business in Russia immediately and continuing to comply fully with all sanctions currently in place. We’ll consider further limits to our business in the region should sanctions expand, and as the situation develops.
(…) This week, the Autodesk Foundation committed financial support to address Ukraine-specific relief efforts. Funds will go towards the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) and UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees). In addition, we will provide a 2:1 match for every donation Autodesk employees make during the month of March to one of five organizations focused on the humanitarian and refugee crisis unfolding in and around Ukraine.”