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Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a subsidiary of telecoms firm Rostelecom on Wednesday to buy Nokia Solutions and Networks’ stake in a software joint venture between the companies, according to a decree.

Finland’s Nokia said in April 2022 that it would exit the Russian market after Moscow dispatched troops to Ukraine in February 2022.

In a statement, Rostelecom said that its previous business model had become impossible after Nokia left the Russian market.

“The transaction will be completed shortly,” Rostelecom said. “Other details are not being disclosed.”

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