Netflix has suspended its service in Russia in protest of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
A spokesperson for the streaming service said: “Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia.”
Netflix launched an international version of its service in Russia in 2015. In 2020 it formed a joint venture with Russia’s National Media Group (NMG).
It’s believed the streamer has around one million subscribers in Russia.
Last week the company announced it would not carry Russian state television channels on its service in the country.
In December, Russia’s communications watchdog said it would require the streamer to comply with regulations that apply to broadcasters and channels with more than 100,000 daily users.
Under a new law that came into force on 1st March, it would be required to carry 20 Russian federal TV channels.