The answer to Putin’s aggression is to punish the innocent Russian civilians.
Netflix on Sunday suspended its service in Russia following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” a spokesperson told CNBC Sunday afternoon.
Netflix is pulling its service in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, the company confirmed to CNBC.
The Russian market makes up a relatively small percentage of Netflix’s overall numbers. The company has just under 1 million subscribers in Russia, CNBC previously reported, compared to its 222 million total paid memberships across the globe.
The streaming service previously stopped projects and acquisitions in Russia after the country began its invasion of Ukraine. It had four Russian-language series in production and post-production. Netflix also declined to comply with Russian rules to carry news channels.
Visa, Mastercard and PayPal on Saturday announced they suspended all operations in Russia.
Russia will partner with China to replace payment systems and streaming services as the West continues to isolate Putin.