May 25, 2022

Amazon has suspended access to Prime Video for subscribers in Russia during the country’s invasion of Ukraine. In a blog post about the announcement, the company also noted that it will no longer accept new AWS customers from Russia and Belarus, as well as third-party Amazon sellers. The company also suspended the shipment of retail products to customers in Russia and Belarus. In addition, the e-commerce giant will no longer accept orders for Novy Mir, the only video game sold directly in Russia.

“Given the current situation in Russia and Ukraine, we have taken additional measures in this area. 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 longstanding policy of not doing business with the Russian government,” the blog says. After.

Amazon announced last week that AWS is working closely with Ukrainian customers and partners to secure its applications. The company says it is working closely with Ukrainian IT organizations to prevent attacks and is working with organizations in Ukraine to share information in real time.

The announcement comes after Netflix said earlier this week that it was suspending operations in Russia. The move comes after the company said last week it would not comply with a new Russian law that requires streaming companies to host 20 Russian advertising channels. Netflix has stopped production of any future projects in Russia.

Amazon joins a growing number of companies suspending operations in Russia due to the attack on Ukraine. Earlier this week, several companies including PayPal, Mastercard, Visa and others announced they were suspending operations in the country. Last week, an Apple Confirmed that it stopped selling products in Russia. The hardware giant also removed Sputnik and RT News from the App Store and Handicap Few Apple Pay services in the country. Google Following the example of Apple, they removed the Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik apps from the mobile app store. google too has stopped Sale of advertising in Russia.

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