Despite the fact that the American behemoth left Russia in March due to Vladimir Putin's assault of Ukraine.

The recently released iPhone 14 and other items from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will be sold there.

Yes, if consumers wish to purchase these phones. According to a Reuters story, Denis Manturov, the minister of trade and industry for Russia, responded in the affirmative to a query from a reporter on Thursday.

This explains why numerous Apple products, including the iPhone, MacBook, and other models, have continued to be sold in Russian shops long after the corporation stopped doing so in March.

The shops are currently attempting to obtain recently released devices under the import method after selling off their remaining inventory of outdated models.

When this report was published, Benzinga's email to Apple asking for a comment had not yet received a reply.

According to the report, the new iPhone 14 versions were already being pre-ordered on Thursday morning by the Russian mobile network MTS.

However, the business warned that delivery would take up to 120 days, and it reserved the right to revoke orders if it had trouble importing the goods.

Despite Apple's withdrawal from Russia, the iPhone 14 will still be available there, according to the trade minister.