Netflix suspends work in Russia

The American streaming platform Netflix announced the suspension of work in Russia in protest against the military operation in Ukraine. This was reported by Variety magazine with reference to a company representative.

Earlier, Netflix announced the suspension of work on new service projects in Russia, the company also refused to host 20 Russian channels, the article says.

“Given the current situation, we have no plans to add these channels to our platform,” a Netflix spokesperson said. The 20 channels that were denied broadcast included Channel One, NTV, Spas and others, Variety wrote.

Now the platform is “taking another step towards the complete closure of its service” in Russia. “Given the circumstances, we have decided to suspend our operations in Russia,” a Netflix spokesperson said.

Earlier, the music streaming service Spotify announced the closure of a representative office in Russia due to a military operation in Ukraine. Cooperation with Russia was also terminated by the educational platform Coursera, rental services Airbnb and Booking, and Apple suspended the import of products, sales and operation of Apple Pay into the country.

On February 24, Putin announced the start of a special military operation in the Donbass. He called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” The President assured that Russia has no plans to occupy Ukraine, but Moscow will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of this country.

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