Another important Internet company is changing its relationship with Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. Over the weekend, Amazon quietly stopped accepting new Amazon Web Services customers in Russia and Belarus, as first reported by Amazon. . The company announced the change in Tuesday’s update to it was published last week.
“Given the current situation and uncertainty and lack of credit in Russia, we are not accepting new Russian AWS customers at this time,” an Amazon spokesperson said.
In reality, the move is unlikely to have a huge impact on Russia. That’s because Amazon already has an existing policy that says it doesn’t do business with the Russian government. It also doesn’t have any data centers or offices in Russia. Additionally, of the largest AWS customers in the country, Amazon notes that most are multinationals with local development teams.
However, the decision shows that another major US tech company is at a distance from the country. Recently, and , two of America’s largest backbone internet providers, have pulled out of Russia. It’s a move that is expected to disrupt and slow down internet connections in the country.
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