Netflix suspends service in Russia amid Ukraine invasion

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Netflix has suspended its service in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” a Netflix spokesperson told Fox News Digital on Sunday. 

The move comes after the streaming service, which first launched in the country in 2016, previously paused all future projects and acquisitions from Russia.

Variety reported that Netflix had four originals in the work, one of which was filming but has now been put on hold. 

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Netflix has suspended its service in Russia following the country's invasion of Ukraine.

Netflix has suspended its service in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Per the outlet, Netflix also refused to carry free-to-air propaganda channels required under Russian media laws. 

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In addition to Netflix, major players in Hollywood have taken swift action to also condemn President Vladimir Putin’s actions.

The move comes after the streaming service, which first launched in the country in 2016, previously paused all future projects and acquisitions from Russia. Netflix executive Reed Hastings is pictured here.

The move comes after the streaming service, which first launched in the country in 2016, previously paused all future projects and acquisitions from Russia. Netflix executive Reed Hastings is pictured here.
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Over the last week, musicians, festival organizers and industry leaders have announced their decisions to postpone events in Russia, severely limiting entertainment offerings in the country.

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Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report

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