Netflix Has Suspended Service In Russia Amid Ukraine Invasion
Before the ban, the streamer was said to be working on four originals in Russia.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Following President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Netflix has decided to block access to its streaming service in Russia.
According to various sources, the streaming service said that it will halt all future initiatives, acquisitions, and services in Russia in an effort to oppose the country’s conflict.
“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” a spokesperson for Netflix said in a recent interview.
Netflix has already announced four new Russian originals, including a murder thriller series created by Russian filmmaker Dasha Zhuk, prior to the recent move. The series was placed on hold once primary filming began.
Despite the fact that the streaming platform is relatively young in Russia (it began in 2016 with an estimated 1 million members), the newest action follows other worldwide corporate entities and film studios that have decided to boycott the nation in recent weeks due to the continuing war.
Even while sanctions remain in place, companies such as Microsoft and Apple have indicated that they are halting operations in the nation.
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