Netflix today announced a complete suspension of its services in the Russian region, Amidst the invasion of the country’s army in Ukraine,
On Thursday (3), the stage for streaming had already ceased production on at least four original Russian films and series. Which should be launched on the platform in the coming months. The company tracks brands such as Apple, TikTok, Nike, Boeing, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, which stopped operating in the area after the attack began.
The streaming giant has previously refused to comply with a Kremlin order to show state-owned TVs in its catalogue.
“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” a Netflix spokesperson confirmed in a statement to the US magazine Variety.
The platform has over 1 million customers in the country. According to Bloomberg, no new subscriptions will be accepted, but the company’s statement did not clarify whether existing accounts would be affected.
In addition to companies suspending operations in Russia, others also faced sanctions from the Russian government, such as Grupo Meta, the parent company of Grupo Meta. FacebookWhat Says it faces operational restrictions in the country After its forum refused to stop checking the information.