After several tech companies, Amazon has announced the suspension of its services in Russia and Belarus due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. According to the official company blog, Amazon will no longer ship retail products to customers in Russia and Belarus. Additionally, users in Russia will also lose access to the Prime Video streaming platform.
According to official statement“We will no longer accept new Russia and Belarus-based AWS customers and Amazon third-party sellers. We are also suspending access to Prime Video for customers located in Russia, and we are no longer ordering for New World Lane, which is the only video game we sell directly in Russia.
Amazon further assured, “Unlike some other US technology providers, Amazon and AWS have no data centers, infrastructure or offices in Russia, and we have a longstanding policy of not doing business with the Russian government.”
Earlier, Amazon announced that AWS is working closely with Ukrainian IT organizations to protect customers and partners in Ukraine from attacks and sharing real-time intelligence.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassi has also posted on Twitter confirming the news. According to his tweet, “The situation in Ukraine is very worrying, and getting worse every day. Amazon stands with the people of Ukraine, and will continue to help.”
(2/2) We are supporting humanitarian relief NGOs with cash donations from Amazon and our employees, logistics to get supplies to those in need, and cybersecurity assistance to companies and governments.
— Andy Jassi (@ajassi) 3 March 2022
In view of the current situation, US-based streaming platform Netflix has also announced the closure of all its services in Russia. “Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” according to a statement from Netflix spokeswoman Emily Feingold.
Additionally, Sony, Warner Bros., and Disney had announced a halt to their future film releases in Russia. These films include batman, turning red And morbius,
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