Amazon suspends Prime Video streaming service in Russia

Amazon suspends Prime Video streaming service in Russia

The Seattle, Washington-based company also announced that it is suspending retail shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus.

,[…] We will no longer accept AWS customers [plataforma da Amazon na nuvem] From third party sellers from Russia and Belarus and Amazon,” reads the statement posted on the company’s website.

Amazon also said it would no longer accept orders from “New World,” the only video game it sells directly in Russia.

“As a reminder, unlike some other US technology providers, Amazon and AWS do not have data centers, infrastructure or offices in Russia, and we have a long-term policy of not doing business with the Russian government”, it added. has gone.

On Sunday, Netflix announced the suspension of all its operations in Russia, something other companies have done in recent days, such as technology companies Apple and Microsoft, clothing conglomerates Inditex and Tandem or financial transaction platforms Visa, Mastercard. and American Express.

“Due to the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” a Netflix spokesperson told Variety as quoted by Spanish agency EFE.

Netflix launched the Russian-language local service just a year ago and has over one million subscribers in the country, a very small percentage of its more than 222 million subscribers worldwide.

The company announced a few days ago that it had decided to suspend all production and material acquisition activity in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.

The company had four original Russian-language projects in the pipeline.

According to the latest figures, in the early hours of 24 February, Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine, killing at least 406 people in the civilian population and injuring more than 800 and injuring more than two million people in neighboring countries. Had to flee. United Nations.

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The Russian invasion, condemned by most of the international community, responded by sending arms to Ukraine and tightening economic sanctions on Moscow.

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