As reported by Variety, the streaming service has made the decision to suspend its service in Russia, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
It follows Netflix’s decision to pause all future projects and acquisitions from Russia.
Netflix Suspends Service In Russia Over The Invasion Of Ukraine
A spokesperson for Netflix commented:
Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia.
Netflix also announced that it will no longer carry 20 Russian free-to-air propaganda channels that it was required to host under Russian law.
Netflix launched in Russia in 2016 and has around a million subscribers from Russia.
Netflix’s decision comes as numerous companies have come forward to announce that they are cutting their business ties with Russia.
Major studios have announced that they will no longer release their films in the country.
A wave of major global corporations, such as Microsoft, Apple and Nike are suspending all sales in the country.
All this has followed after Governments across the world imposed economic sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.
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