Netflix has suspended its streaming platform in Russia. No new Russian accounts can be registered and existing customers will be unsubscribed in the next billing cycle.
A Netflix spokesperson told Polygon: “Given the current situation, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia.
In late February, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. In the past weeks, Russian troops have entered the country as widespread skirmishes and bombings continue. There have been thousands of casualties, including hundreds of civilians. More than a million refugees fled Ukrainewhile many others are still try to escape.
In the weeks since, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov urge tech companies like Netflix, Sony and Microsoft to pull businesses out of the country. Netflix is joining a growing number of companies enacting sanctions against Russia. Electronic Arts has been deleted The Russian and Belarusian teams of both FIFA 22 and NHL 22 and suspend sales of all of its products in those countries. Microsoft, Apple and dozens of other companies have withdrew their businesses from Russia and Belarus.
“We are sure that such actions will motivate the Russian people to proactively prevent this shameful act of military aggression,” Fedorov said in an open letter published last week.